Jesus offered the Samaritan woman living water. “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) The woman is confused because she is thinking Jesus is speaking of the well water. All she can think about is that He has nothing from which to draw the water. Then she says something intriguing. “Are you greater than our Father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself.”(vs.12) She acknowledged where the well came from and asks, ‘Are you greater than Jacob who built the well?’
Jesus has a wonderful response to her question. “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of living water.” (vs. 13) Jesus is the true source of living water. True everlasting life flows from Him! His water quenches our thirsty and dry spirits.
Now Jesus has the Samaritan women’s attention. She desired this water but was still confused and thought it was literal well water. Jesus then tells her to go get her husband. She responds and says she has no husband. Then Jesus begins to tell her about personal life. “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you have is not your husband. What you said is quite true.” (vs. 18) Jesus knows us so intimately. We don’t need to tell him about the details of our lives because he already knows them.
What are you thirsting for in your life? Is it greater intimacy with the Father? Or are you thirsting after worldly fulfillment like the Samaritan woman? She was searching for love in all the wrong places as the song goes. I think she thought if I could just find a man to love me, my longings would be satisfied.
The only one who can curb our insatiable thirst is Jesus. Take time to talk to Him today about your longings and desires. Let His living water wash over and fill you today to overflowing. He loves you dear one and desires that you thirst no more!