Thirsty? Jesus is the Living Water.
Come to the well. He will quench your thirst.
Through each struggle.
Even through the days that seem more like surviving than really living.
When it seems that we can’t go on.
When we’re exhausted. And irritable. And just DONE.
By Friday night, after a long work week, and getting up before 5:00 a.m., I am always drained.
My soul is tired and thirsty, and I need to spend some time at the well.
I know this is what I need.
The week has been crazy. It dawned on me this morning that I have spent much less time than usual in Bible study and prayer.
Why do I neglect the source of my strength and comfort during the time I need strength and comfort the most?
I don’t know. But I do know that this weekend, I will set aside some time to get my heart back in tune with some sweet fellowship with my Father.
And next week, I will try to take some big sips all through the week so I won’t be dehydrated by the weekend!
When Jesus spoke to the woman at the well, she knew what she needed.
And she knew who could meet her need.
She asked Him for a drink of the Living Water, and He did not
refuse. He doesn’t refuse us either. It is there for the drinking.
John 4:4-26 (ESV)
4 And he had to pass through Samaria.
5 So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.
6 Jacob’s well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.
7 A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.”
8 (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.)
9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)
10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”
11 The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water?
12 Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.”
13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again,
14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”
16 Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”
17 The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’;
18 for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.”
19 The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet.
20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.”
21 Jesus said to her,“Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.
22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.
23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.
24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
25 The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.”
26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.”
Listen to this: Come The Well . (By Casting Crowns)
Water. Life giving. Sustaining. A bare necessity.
JESUS. Life giving. Sustaining. SAVING. We need Him like we need water. And when we don’t take the time to drink Him in, our souls get so thirsty.
When we accept Jesus as Savior and Lord, He gives us this living water. When we don’t spend as much time as we need to with Him daily, we feel the effects.
Spend some time in His Word.
Spend some time talking with Him. He is listening.
And then pause to listen to HIS voice.
You don’t have to stay thirsty.
Just come to the well.