Jesus and the Samaritan Women - Part 2

OPENING PRAYER

God, thank you for Jesus He is like no other.

 

READ: JOHN 4:11-15

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.”  15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”

 

REFLECT

The Samaritan Woman’s thoughts are physical and immediate.  Jesus asks for a drink of water and she realizes He has no bucket, ladle or rope and He surely wouldn’t feel comfortable using the tools she brought.  Then the woman asks two great questions, “Where can you get this living water?” and “Are you greater than our father Jacob?”  Jesus begins to explain how different living water truly is.  Even though she is still focusing on the here and now she makes a wonderful request of Jesus in that last verse, “Sir give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”  Even when our requests of Jesus in the here and now miss the mark, His answers are transforming, permanent and eternal.”  Jesus’ living water always keeps becoming living water.

APPLY

When life’s puzzles seem hard to solve, Jesus always provides His lasting and life-giving presence.  Who is “The 1” in your life waiting to be introduced to Jesus?

 

CLOSING PRAYER

God, grow my life in you that I may become a living oasis for others.