A True Thirst Quencher

Jesus said to the woman at Jacob’s well, “Anyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again, giving them eternal life” (Jn. 4:13-14). Jesus said if you knew who it was that asks you for a drink, He would have given you living water. Notice the woman’s response. “Sir, you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water?” She responded to Jesus as one oblivious to who He is and what He could do for her. She saw all of the obstacles. Jesus, you don’t have anything to draw water with and the well is too deep to dip a pail into. Do you see what she did? What she was focused on? No ladle to draw with and how impossible it would be for Him to draw water out of the well.

 

I consider this woman to be like a lot of folks who attend church and have no idea who Jesus really is or what He has come to do for us—church attenders and not truth absorbers. Also, there are folks who think God is some form of higher power, unrelated to us in general, but a nice thought to think there might be something up there that should be good for us. They are generally focused on all their problems rather than the solutions to the problems. This woman was like that. She said, “Living water? What do you mean by living water? You have nothing to draw with. How could you give me any kind of water?” She missed what Jesus was trying to say. Jesus says the water you drink here will satisfy your thirst for a moment, for a short period of time. It satisfies us for a moment, but in a very short time we become thirsty again.

 

Are you satisfied in your own ambitions and desires? Only Jesus can give you what you need, and that is “living water” that brings us life, a life that doesn’t need desires and wants to make us satisfied all the time. Don’t miss this opportunity to find lasting peace and happiness. Jesus is your Living Water.

 

Ody