Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Walk to the Well

When Jesus said to the woman of Samaria that whoever drinks of the water that He gives will never thirst, she said to Him, "Sir, give me this water, so I will not be thirsty nor come all the way here to draw." The idea of not getting thirsty and not having to walk to the well to draw water was very appealing to her. She didn't like walking to the well. It wasn't a pleasant walk for her. It was a chore. When we are thirsty, lacking living water, life becomes a chore. Our walk becomes burdensome. We need to quench our thirst. Can we enjoy life without our thirst being quenched? 

Our walk to the well is a good time to think--to ponder. It's time to look at the thirst that drives us to do what we do. Does our thirst lead us to perform duties and chores that bring us no real life? Are our efforts to quench our thirst temporary solutions? Does that cause us to dread today's walk? Or are we anticipating something different to happen today? Once we walk to the well where Jesus is offering living water, and drink of it, then life is no longer a chore. We’ve found the water that satisfies, the water that answers our questions about our purpose in life--worship.  

The spiritual drink the woman received gave her the energy to run off and tell people about Jesus while leaving her waterpot behind. She became a worshiper. Before she received His living water, she saw Jesus as just a man who had nothing to draw with, someone that needed her help for a drink. But once she received His living water, she left behind the life of drudgery, and the debates that cause division, and started on her new path as a worshiper--proclaiming Jesus as the Messiah--and she would never thirst again!

John 4 

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