7A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” 8(For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) 9The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 10Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 11The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? 12Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.” 13Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 15The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.” John 4:7-15
It is a great privilege to write for you of Jesus and the Word of God. When I think of all the people who take up time to meet Jesus with me through His Word I am overwhelmed with gratitude and awe for you. As I look down the list on the email and on the blog I am giving thanks to God for you and praying that God will increase your conviction and experience of His love and grace through Christ. I am praying that you will walk with Him in the power of His Spirit and that welling up in you rife will be streams of living water.
May your admiration of Jesus grow with every day that you walk with Him. Jesus came from the communion of God to meet with the Samaritan woman and her village. Years before He had blessed Jacob with the well. And now the True Well of Life had come to be refreshed at it. The woman was astonished that Jesus had crossed the boundaries of race, culture, and gender to speak with her. If she only knew. He had crossed the boundaries of space and time meet her!
He does so for us as well. Its time to go to The Well again. On your own. Come to Jesus the well, the spring of eternal life, and ask for strength, grace, mercy, comfort, supply, help, joy, peace, courage, hope, patience, wisdom, and love. He has done more than “cross the room” to meet you.