We live in the temporal world. Our bodies age, our food digests, our clothes wear out and we wake each day hungry, thirsty and dying. Generations have searched to regain that life that is unaffected by the passage of time. As Jesus stopped at Jacobs well, there sat a Samaritan woman midday gathering water for her home. She was alone, she was empty and she had no thought of life beyond that day. But , then Jesus came. Jesus saw her as one of his wondrous creations. He knew her story, he saw her hopelessness and he wanted to restore her to the person she was meant to be.
He offered her living water. Not the things of a temporal world, but, the real stuff that lasts for eternity. Her only thoughts were why me? Where is his ladle and does this guy know who he is dealing with–Jesus was about to give her not only the answers to her questions, but he was going to start changing the world through her.
We are the same. We come to Jesus broken, sinful and hopeless. We, like the Samaritan woman cannot see beyond today and its troubles. But, when we meet Jesus, we move from being a part of what is temporal, and become a part of that which never fades or disappears. Even in the midst of it, we have trouble seeing, as the Samaritan woman did, that nothing will be the same. We can be ecstatic–knowing that what we face in the days ahead are only a part of the journey towards our eternal and perfect home. Take heart–you are neither hopeless or worthless. You are a child of the King, and as you look ahead, you have eternity with him and like him!
God Bless You
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”
13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 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.”