7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)
10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”
13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:7-14, NIV)
Summer is quickly approaching, with many areas already setting record high temperatures. During these hot days, it is important to stay hydrated, especially if you are active. Even when sitting around, not doing much, we still lose moisture and are at risk of getting sick if we do not continue to drink water throughout the day. We must constantly be replenishing the water in our bodies to stay healthy.
The Samaritan woman was an outcast in society. She never expected Jesus to talk to her, much less ask her for a drink of water. Jesus used the opportunity to tell her about the Living Water. The woman thought Jesus was referring to a physical type of water, an unending supply of water, however, Jesus was referring to the gift of the Living Water that comes from Him. Unlike the water we must drink regularly to stay hydrated, this water will never leave us.
The gift of living water sits before us all. We simply need to reach out and accept it! Now, how do we do that? A sincere belief in Jesus Christ is required. A sincere belief includes repenting of a person’s sins and actively working to overcome sin in their life. With a sincere belief, we are infused with the Living Water, continuing to grow in our relationship with the Lord through diligent study and prayer.
So what does this mean for us? God is with us always! The Living Water never leaves us! Have you accepted the gift of Living Water? How has your life changed?
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