Spring of Living Water
“Jesus answered, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 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 4:13-14, NIV)
Here, we see Jesus asking the Samaritan woman at the well for a drink of water. As they talk, the woman comes to realize the man she is talking to is Christ the Messiah. After leaving the well, she goes back and tells friends and neighbors about her conversation with Jesus. Soon, they come out to hear Jesus preach the Gospel. Jesus and His disciples stay there for two days and many are saved.
In this passage, Jesus makes the comparison between natural water and spiritual or “living water.” Natural water flowed from the well that had been dug centuries earlier by Jacob. Jesus points out that everyone who drinks natural water will soon become thirsty and forced to return and drink again. Jesus offers the woman and her neighbors, the Samaritans, “living water.” Jesus explains the “living water” that he offers them will provide nourishment and quench their thirst for all eternity.
The world, driven by a spirit of darkness, attempts to satisfy our soul’s deepest thirst by supplying us with power, money, possessions, sex, fame and recognition. None of these satisfies us for long. Soon, the hunger and thirst return and we crave for more. As a Christian, I am comforted to know that I have lifted His cup to my lips. I have tasted the “living water” that comes only from the Spirit of God and His Word. I have access to a free-flowing spring that never runs dry. The water is sweet, and it nourishes and soothes my soul. Best of all, I can dip into this spring and fill my cup to overflowing for myself and my entire house for all eternity.
Are you thirsty? If so, I encourage you to drink from Jesus’ cup and taste the “living water” that comes from Him. It is all you will ever need!
Father, thank You for giving me “living water” that flows freely like a spring from Your Son, Jesus Christ. Your “living water” nourishes and sustains me with eternal life. Holy Spirit, teach me to share my cup gladly with others so they may also drink. Through the blood of Jesus and in the name of Jesus I pray, amen.
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