Jesus answered her, ‘If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, “Give me a drink,” you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.’” vs. 10John 4:5-15
Water has enormous significance for people living in the southwest. Because of recent droughts, our reservoirs are at an all time low and we’re all praying that this winter’s snows will provide at least a respite, even if they aren’t a long-term solution. We need water to live, and many are even particular about the kind of water they drink. Some insist on bottled water while others seem to be content with tap water. All want it to be pure and free from harmful additives. Folks in Jesus’ day had similar concerns, though most were likely not so fussy as we are. The Samaritan woman was content with well water and didn’t know what to make of Jesus’ offer of “living water.” She’d likely not heard of such a thing. But we know what he’s talking about. He’s not thinking of H2O! Instead he has in mind the water of life, a spiritual refreshment that brings relief to our thirsting souls. Many suffer from internal weariness and fatigue. It’s a by-product of our fast-paced lives, and can only be relieved by regular visits to the fountain of living water that can be found through the Spirit of Jesus. In him, the dryness of our souls is taken away and our inner being is refreshed.
Thought for the Day: Where do I find living water?