John 4: 1- 41 (The woman at the well)
Have you ever been super thirsty? Not just “oh Id really like to have a ice water” thirsty I mean, “get me water right now!!!” thirsty.
I remember the most thirsty I have ever been! It was right after being in labor with my daughter. She decided after 18 hours that she wasnt going to arrive the natural way so we had to opt for a c-section. While waiting (45 more minutes…) to go into the operating room they wouldnt let me drink anything, and believe me yall I was THISRTY! So sneaky little me asked the nurse for a cold wet washcloth so I could “wash my face”,and I sucked all the water right out of that hospital washcloth!!! I was desperate yall like seriously thirsty!
In the story about the woman at the well in John 4:1-41 we meet a woman who is thirsty, both physically and spiritually. Jesus points out that in her past she has looked to men to satisfy her thirst. She had 5 husbands in her past and the man she was currently with wasnt her husband. Jesus sees this need in her and offers her “living water”.
Jesus said, “Everyone who drinks from this water will get thirsty again. But whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty again — ever! In fact, the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up within him for eternal life.”
The woman thinks he is talking about quenching her physical thirst until she realized who she was speaking too. She goes on to share about her encounter with Jesus and through her testimony many Samaritans believe in Him.
Friends, no matter what you’ve done in your past Jesus wants to use you to do great things for the Kingdom of God. You are here for a purpose that is destined by God and nothing you have ever done or ever will do can remove you from His love. When we accept the living water that Jesus offers us it overflows into our lives. It fills up all of the empty places that left us feeling thirsty. When we are filled with the living water of Jesus our testimony can bring many to believe in Jesus, just like the woman of Samaria.