What's in a Name: Living Water
Week Six, Day Five
April 12, 2019
There are a few things that every human being has in common. Everyone needs water to live. Across the world in remote villages lined with dirt roads, the busiest metropolis, and the front porches of suburbia. Every continent. Every knee.
The story of the Samaritan woman in John 4 is a tale of a Messiah going out of His way to stop at a well - not because He couldn't survive without a drink, but because He was seeking an encounter with a woman who needed more than the water from this well. Jesus told the woman about her past husband's and her current status, but didn't shame her. Instead He offered her living water. He offered her true fulfillment.
John 4:13-14 says, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Everyone. Everyone can benefit. Everyone needs it. The Samaritan woman didn't just take this gift and hide it for herself. She went back to her people and boasted of what Jesus had said to her. Because of her testimony, many other Samaritans believed. As John 7:38 says, that same living water began to flow from her own belief.
John 7:38 "Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them."
You can thirst for fulfillment in a well that's running dry, or quench a world of thirsty souls by introducing them to living water. You decide.
Jesus, you are our living water. We all need you. More than that, you quench every need inside of us and we are thankful that we will always be fulfilled with you. We love you and praise you. Amen.