The Drink that Satisfies

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John 4

A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.

Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.

10 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”

11 The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? 12 Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?”

13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 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.”

15 The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.”

 

This passage is a parallel to Isaiah 55, which we studied yesterday morning.  In that chapter God calls us to come to Him for water, milk, wine, and bread and calls us to eat from His table without money and without price.  He asks why we would eat those things which do not satisfy when He abundantly satisfies.

Jesus, the Water of life, approached a thirsty woman.  Her whole life was thirsty.  Five men had not been able to bring her any satisfaction. Her current situation was no better. Coming to the well at noon, alone, lets us know that the women of the city considered her a dirty woman and left her alone.  She was indeed a thirsty woman.  Jesus touched her at her place of greatest need and offered to fill her at that level.

This woman at the well is indicative of all people of all ages.  Everyone tries the wrong place to find satisfaction.  Everyone drinks from the wrong well.  Everyone hits dead ends in life and wonders what road to try next.  Jesus has an answer to all people of all time when He says “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 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.”

Jesus knew her need and knew that He alone could fill it.  When Christ comes into any life He brings with Him all of His fullness and for the first time that person has rest in their soul.  Are you at peace with God?  Have you drunk from the Water of life?  Or are you still trying different wells?  Come today and drink of Christ.  Enjoy His fullness and feast at His table.  There is no price involved for Jesus paid it all.  Don’t be thirsty for one more day, one more minute, but give Christ all of your efforts and all of your sin and find Him able to carry your burden and give you His righteousness for His yoke is easy and His burden is light.

Spring Break is over and the kids are back in school.  We had a nice week.  Going to Victory Thursday and Friday was the icing on the cake.  It is always a blessed time to be with our friends there and to be able to see the boys in the program and spend time with them.  Do keep those boys in your prayers for unless they give their hearts and lives to Jesus Christ they will not know the life-change that they need.  Pray for a boy named Hudson who has come to a place of surrender and is fighting it. 

Yesterday Pastor Bill asked the church to pray for the pastor.  I appreciate his words.  Please do pray for me, your pastor.  As we pray for each other God will give us all the strength and the protection that we need to do His will. 

Have a great day in the Lord, PS

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