But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.John 4:14
In this passage Jesus is resting by Jacob’s well in Samaria, waiting for His disciples. Those living in Samaria knew that Jews and Samaritans simply did not associate with one another. But this didn’t prevent Jesus from asking the Samaritan woman—who quickly reminded Him of that custom—to draw water to quench His thirst.
The conversation turned quite naturally to water. Her water jars needed to be filled, but Jesus saw the emptiness of her soul and spoke of a water so satisfying that she would not need to return to the well again and again. Jesus exposed the truth of her life that, having had five husbands, she now was with yet another man. Then Jesus revealed that He is the Messiah. Believing, she left her water pots and ran back to the town to proclaim what she knew. Many believed in Him because of her testimony.
People chase after fuller, richer lives in all sorts of ways. Share the Living Water, Jesus Christ, with those thirsting for hope and meaning. In no other place will their deep thirst be satisfied.
“Now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.” (John 4:42)