THE STORY OF JESUS: John 4:1-15
“Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst.” (John 4:14)
Jesus is speaking in riddles, is He trying to confuse her?
We automatically spiritualize what He says, but why would this lady do this?
Of course she thinks about natural water, that is what He is asking for.
If she had sass, she might have said, ‘if you’ve got living water, you don’t need my help.’
I am guessing that Jesus spoke to her about living water for a reason.
He sensed her life struggle, and the thirst of her soul.
As with many women around the world, going to the well for water was a burden.
In time she realizes that Jesus Himself is that living water.
Jesus speaks elsewhere of His Spirit producing streams of water within (John 7:38).
Like this woman, we are often looking for immediate, material satisfaction.
We want food now, healing now, a job now, money now, etc.
Jesus offers something else – something that goes deeper, and lasts longer.
Am I experiencing the living Spirit bubbling with life inside of me?
If I had this experience, would my craving for material things be less?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, my experience of Your Spirit within is not like a stream of living water. Is it possible that I am more focused on the physical, that I am missing the spiritual?