- — David A. Bendar
© Alison Walker 2016.
One of my favorite stories of Jesus is found in John 4. Here we read about Jesus and a Samaritan woman. One day when this unnamed woman goes to Jacob's well to draw water, she finds Jesus waiting there.
I believe Jesus was traveling through Samaria at this time specifically to find her. In violation of social norms, Jesus speaks to her, asking, "Give me to drink" (verse 7). As they continue to converse, He says:
Whosover 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. [verse 14]He goes on to declare that He is the Messiah, the promised Savior of the world — that He is the living water.
Yes, I need His living water. With joy, I will drink!