“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. 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? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 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.” — John 4:10-14
Over the centuries there have been individuals who, at that time, seemed to harness the ability to make the impossible possible. For example, there was Thomas Edison who invented the first light bulb. His largest investor, J.P Morgan was told multiple times by his own father that he was a fool for investing money into something as foolish as electricity and that it should only belong in the circus. Now it is unimaginable to live without electricity for today’s society. There was also Henry Ford who invented the automobile known back then as the “horseless wagon.” Until that point, no person had ever dreamed of driving an automobile. These men and countless others have made what was once thought to be impossible to be possible.
As brilliant and as intellectual as these men were, the intellect of man can still never compare to the power of God. God became manifest in the flesh (which is more than can be said for Buddha, Mohammed or any of the other false God’s) and was all man while at the same time all God. He was man enough to weep at the death of Lazarus yet He was God enough to raise Him from the dead! He was man enough to hunger, yet He was God enough to feed the 5,000! He was man enough to thirst yet He was God enough to provide Living Water to a Samaritan woman. God is still man enough to be touched by the feelings of our infirmities and God enough to provide us with a peace that passes all understanding. He knows your situation and is God enough to carry you through whatever it is you’re facing today!
In John 4 we see once again the immaculate grace and power of our God at work. In this story we find a sinner in need of help and didn’t even know it. This Samaritan woman was surprised that Jesus would even talk to her at all because back in that day, the Jews and the Samaritans were not to have any dealings with each other. Jesus never was any good at following man made rules and boundaries. He said that He came to seek and save that which was lost and regardless of the rules and regulations and standards of man, He was determined to accomplish His goal!
As Christ asks for water the Samaritan woman asks Him how He plans to get it considering that He had nothing to draw it with. Not only did He blatantly disregard the standards of man by even being in Samaria (His disciples would not even enter the city with Him!) but the methods He was using were confusing to the minds of mortal man. This is even present in our modern society as this world doesn’t understand how we can live for and follow God in an ever sinful world. They can’t see how that even though society is making evil good and good evil, we can still rejoice in our Heavenly Father. We can do so because we know that our joy is not of this earth but is of Heaven! The source of our joy is not of this temporal world, but is of an everlasting origin! She was thinking of things temporal while Christ was speaking of things eternal. The Apostle Paul told us in Colossians to “set our affections on things above, not on things on the earth.” The things of this life are only temporary but Jesus is still offering an eternal salvation!
Jesus told this Samaritan woman that if she only knew the “gift of God” then she would be asking Him for a drink of Living water which springs up from a well of everlasting life. This gift is spoken of again by Paul in Romans 6:23 where the Bible says “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
This gift is still offered today for any and all who will receive it.
Paul tells us in Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” That “whosoever” means exactly what it says! Jesus made the impossible possible with the Samaritan woman because due to her temporal thinking, she could not fathom a well of Living water that would quench a thirst for all of eternity!
There are many today who have an unquenchable thirst. They have a void that they have filled with temporal pleasures yet they never seem to fill the emptiness of that void. No matter how much alcohol they drink, regardless of how many people they sleep with, no matter how many needles they stab themselves with there still exists that emptiness. Many of our young people are experiencing that void resulting in juvenile centers being over crowded with young offenders who don’t even shave yet.
Stop trying to quench that thirst with things of this temporal world, but rather allow Christ to quench that thirst with a drink of living water from a well that will never run dry. Trust Christ today with your life and your eternity. Call upon Him today and let Him quench your unquenchable thirst!