Hope For the Thirsty!
Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
Many people will agree that there is nothing worse than to be thirsty in a hot, dry place. The conditions of dehydration can become horrific if water is not found readily available. Your tongue swells and cleaves to the roof of your mouth. Swallowing becomes difficult. Many times people lost in the desert become delirious and see mirages [an illusion or delusion] of an oasis of water that is really not there. The body simply was not created to live without regular intake of water.
The spirit man is no different. Just like the physical body craves water to survive and be healthy so does the spiritual body. Jesus, who is the Living Water, offered the Samaritan woman the invitation to drink from a water that would truly quench the thirst in her life. He invited her to drink from a fountain that would never run dry.
Unfortunately many people in this world today continue to live in a state of thirst. They dwell in a desert of delusion and don’t even know it. Their souls are thirsty for a water that quenches and satisfies deeply, yet in their spiritual dehydration they often see the delusions of this world and drink from wells that are nothing more than dry and empty or polluted. They do not quench the real thirst they are experiencing. But there is hope! Jesus offers the same invitation to you today as He did to the woman at the well 2000 years ago. If you have a thirst in your life that simply cannot be quenched, then perhaps you are drinking from the wrong well? Perhaps it’s time to seek God and ask him for a drink of His water? You won’t be disappointed.