Ayer (yesterday) I read in John 4 about the time that Jesus talks with the Samaritan woman at the well. I’ve probably heard it 100 times and it’s kinda cool cause Jesus knows that she has five husbands and He talks about living water but it never really struck me as something that I could apply to my life.
Well…I bring you a life application. When Jesus offers the woman living water, her response is “Sir, you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his flocks and his herds?”
Jesus goes on to say that his water gives eternal life.
She says, “Gimme some so I don’t have to come to this stinkin’ well everyday.”
Then he tells her that he knows about her private life, and she is told that He is the Messiah.
Okay, the part that I want to work with is the first part. Jesus says he has living water and the woman looks at him and says “Uh, you don’t have any tools to get the water out of the well.” So here’s how we apply that to our lives.
We want life, right? We want to feel alive. We want to have a purpose. Jesus comes to us and offers us that. He says, “Hey, I’ve got living water. I can give you life.”
Then, we look at Him and say, “You don’t have any of the right tools for ‘life’. You don’t have cool clothes, a prestigious job, or a hott bod. You essentially have none of the tools for success as I see it. How can you give me life?” and then “Oh, I get it! You’re kinda like David Blaine and you’re going to make water come out of this sidewalk. Cool trick! Show me!”
Jesus gives us life like we’ve never understood it before. If we had to ask for it by name, we couldn’t get it because it is so beyond our minds to think of something so wonderful.
I don’t think the woman really grasped the full meaning of the living water; and I don’t think that we really can either. There’s no way that we can fully understand why our souls are full and we have fountains of joy. We just know that we do. And you know what? I think that’s okay. I think it’s okay to say, “I can’t explain why I’m overflowing with joy and why my life is always peaceful. I can only say that I know it’s because of Jesus.” And that’s maravilloso.