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.” John 4:10
Every soul longs for satisfaction--a feeling of fulfillment. A dissatisfied soul is discontent and distant from God, but once satisfied, it’s content and close to Christ. Dissatisfied emotions look for love in all the wrong places, but once satisfied, receive genuine love from Jesus and His followers. A dissatisfied state of mind is ever learning, but unsatisfied with simple truth. Dissatisfied, we drive ourselves to unhealthy extremes, but we find peace when satisfied with our Savior Jesus.
This dear woman at the well--whom Jesus loved, lacked fulfilling love from her previous husbands. The yearning and thirst in her heart could only be quenched by the living water of her Lord. Has your heart been broken by a lost love? Are you thirsty for someone you can totally trust? Look to your heavenly Father who loves unconditionally and wholeheartedly. The purified water of God’s love--filtered in heaven, is your gift to be received by faith. Christ’s love satisfies.
“My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water” (Jeremiah 2:13).
We can dig wells in our own strength, but they will eventually run dry. A well of wishful thinking cannot replace Christ’s well of living hope. A well of good works cannot take the place of God’s gift of grace. A well of financial security is no substitute for the eternal security we have by faith in Jesus Christ. The world’s wells are subject to becoming stale, but the well of our Savior Jesus flows with fresh and residual living water. Draw often a cup of joy from the wellspring of life.
Furthermore, go deeply into the well of God’s grace. The deeper we go, the darker it may seem, but such is the process of Oneness with our heavenly Father. As we patiently draw out the depths of the Lord’s love, we have an abundance to share with others. Living water is meant to flow from heart to heart. It’s not stagnant like the landlocked Dead Sea, rather is it full of life like a cascading waterfall. Faith in Christ is the satisfying source for all souls in search of true life.
“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them” (John 7:38).
Prayer: Heavenly Father, You are the source of my satisfaction. Lead me to draw from Your well the depths of Your living water.
Related Readings: Psalm 78:15-16; Isaiah 41:18; Jeremiah 17:13; Revelation 7:17, 21:6
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