November 14, 2011
John 4:9-14 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. (10) Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. (11) The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? (12) Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? (13) Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: (14) But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
Sometimes, we refer to Jesus as the Living Water. Sometimes, we say that Jesus offers us the Water of Life. This woman had come to a well to draw water to drink. She was thirsty. However, she did not know just how thirsty her soul was. Jesus offered her this Water of Life or the gift of life. Jesus was offering to save her. At first, she did not understand who she was talking to and she did not understand how Jesus could give her water when He didn’t even have anything to draw the water. Soon, she will understand all of this.