We all understand the importance of water for survival. In fact, next to air, water is the most important substance for life.
The Bible teaches that Jesus is God incarnate and that He was also human. He experienced the same feelings and temptations that we encounter each day. However, He never succumbed to even one temptation.
Christ confronted the deepest need of this woman and offered her a chance to begin life anew.
In John 4:4-9, we read how the Savior became tired and stopped to rest beside the well of Jacob. While His disciples were buying food in a nearby town, a Samaritan woman arrived at the well to draw water. Jesus, being thirsty, asked her for a drink of the well's water. Immediately, she protested and reminded Him that she was a Samaritan and He was a Jew.
Jews believed the Samaritans were unclean. Another fact to consider is that this woman was at the well alone at high noon. More than likely, she also was considered unclean by her own people and came to the well at a time when no one else would see her.
We know her story. She had been married many times and needed a Savior, and Jesus met her need. He told her:
Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 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 4:13-14)
Christ confronted the deepest need of this woman and offered her a chance to begin life anew. Are you restless and discontent? Just as He offered living water to the woman at the well, Jesus offers it to you. When you drink of Him, you will thirst no more.
Prayer: Lord, please forgive me for the times I forsake You, the source of living water. I am thirsty and ask today for You to fill me to overflowing with Your life-giving water. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"'[H]e will lead them to springs of living water.' 'And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes'" (Revelation 7:17).