HOST: Michael Whitworth
Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.” Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.” The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.” Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.”
“Give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty...” Oh, the thought of never being thirsty again; never having to come to the well to do the difficult work of drawing water again! She wanted the living water that Jesus offered, but she misunderstood. She was thinking physically and missed the spiritual point. The water that Jesus offered (and still offers) had nothing to do with physical things but was the gift of spiritual life. Those who drink from that spiritual fountain that flows from Christ will never want for any spiritual thing again. Forgiveness, redemption, relationship, joy, peace, hope, salvation, eternal life—it is all available to the person who accepts the living water that Jesus offers. What a gift and blessing that water is! “Give me this water...”
What makes the living water that Jesus offers such a special thing?
Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!