On His way to Galilee, Jesus had to go through Samaria. During this journey, Jesus approached a town called Sychar, where Jacob had given Joseph a plot of ground (Joshua 24:32). Jesus sat near the well because he was tired. As He remained there, a woman approached him. This woman was from Samaria, and she came to the well to draw water from it because she was thirsty. In this moment, Jesus asked her if she would give him a drink. This was ironic because Jews did not really associate with Samaritans. The woman was baffled that this Jewish man would ask her for water. She responded to Jesus by saying, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (John 4:9). Jesus responds, “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 was confused because she noticed the Jesus had nothing to use to draw water from the well. Jesus answered the woman by saying, “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 water welling up to eternal life” (John 4:13-14). Let us grasp what all of this means…
Jesus is offering Himself as the ultimate Thirst Quencher. Here, the Samaritan woman is thirsty, seeking for water, and Jesus offers her living water that will never bring her to thirst again. What is this living water? This is the wrong question. The proper question is, Who is this Living Water?
The Living Water
This Living Water is Christ for us. He is the ultimate quencher of our thirst. Jesus says, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink” (John 7:37). He says this because He is the only source of our life. We have life in Christ and apart from Christ we have nothing. Jesus gives Himself to us as Living Water so that we may become one with Him. As we become one with Christ, we experience His fullness. So brothers and sisters, as we become thirsty, let us dwell upon the beauty of Jesus Christ and His incredible love for us. Let us partake of Him as our source of water, because the water that we receive from Christ is living. It is The Water that will never bring us to thirst ever again. He will quench our thirst as He gives Himself to us. Let us yearn for The Living Water, who is, Christ Jesus our Lord. The ultimate fulfillment and satisfaction for our souls, and the ultimate cleanser of our sins. He is our only source, and this is what the Samaritan woman experienced. She experienced the Living Water and went on her way to tell many in the town about this (John 4:39). The Samaritan people began to believe in Christ, their only source of eternal life as they trusted in Him as Savior. They knew that Jesus was the Messiah, Savior of the world, and the only way to Him was to drink of His everlasting fountain of life, The Living Water that He is (John 4:42). Christ quenched the thirst of many. This same Christ can also quench your thirst. Will you come and drink from the Living Water?