Thursday, September 29, 2016


In John 4:13-14, we read: “Jesus answered and said to her, ‘Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.’”

Eyes downcast, she walked to the well. Nearing it, she heard the shuffle of feet, looked up. A man sat there. He looks tired. Maybe he won’t notice me. I’ll draw water and leave. She pulled her shawl close.

“Give me a drink.” Her head snapped up. His eyes--intense and kind, caused her pause.

“You, a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman? Jews don’t deal with Samaritans.”

“If you knew who was asking, you could ask Him and He would give you Living Water.”

“This well is deep. You have nothing to draw with. Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well?”

“Ah, but who drinks this water will thirst again. I Am offering water that will quench your thirst, a fountain of water that springs up into everlasting life.”

“Sir, please give me this water. Then I won’t thirst or have to come here to draw water.” He asked her to call her husband. “I have no husband.”

“You’re right. You've had five husbands, and the one you’re now with is not your husband.”

Perceiving Him a prophet, she sat at His feet listening as He explained to her that the Father seeks those who will worship Him in spirit and truth. For God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. “I know Messiah is coming. When He comes He will tell us all things.”

“I who speak to you am He.

Like the woman at the well, I have daily encounters with the Lord Jesus. At times I don’t recognize Him or choose to ignore Him. But when I stop, look up into His Face, see the love that He has for me, I fall at His feet. He loves me with an everlasting love.

Kingdom Thinking. He offers the same love and compassion to you. A fountain of living water that springs into everlasting life. He promises never to leave nor forsake you. Won’t you come to Him?