What are you longing for?
What do you need?
Peace, contentment, forgiveness, Do we even recognize what we need?
I cried this morning as 1000 people in the USA died while I slept last night, due to the coronavirus.
He had to go through Samaria on the way.
Eventually, he came to the Samaritan village of Sychar,
near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime.
Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her,
“Please give me a drink.” He was alone at the time because his disciples had gone into the village to buy some food.
The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans.
She said to Jesus, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman.
Why are you asking me for a drink?”
Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water?”
This passage tells us that Jesus had to pass through Samaria as he was going from Judea to Galilee.
This in and of itself, wasn’t common for Jews.
Samaritans were part Jew and part Gentile and disliked by both.
Jesus said,” If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.”
Do we even recognize that what is right in front of us may be our greatest gift?
Just as the Samaritan woman was looking to the physical to satisfy her soul, we also look to things outside of Christ to give us meaning and purpose.
Where would you get this living water?
Jesus is the living water we need. Titus 3:7
Because of his grace, he made us right in his sight and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life.
When we put our faith and trust in him, we will never be thirsty again.
Come to the well.
Until next time, Pam