DAY 8: A Drink of Water . . . and More

“Jesus said to her, ‘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 )

It was the heat of the day . . . high noon. No one went to the well to draw water at noon, it was too hot. No one is there that time of the day, but that is why she went then. She didn’t want to see anyone. She was tired of all the gossip and half truths that others spoke about her. Yes, she had made some poor choices in her life. Choices she wasn’t necessarily proud of but she couldn’t undo them. Did people really have to keep reminding her of her mistakes again and again?   

But just when she thought she would be there alone, it turns out she isn’t alone. A man shows up. A Jewish man. He asks for a drink. A drink, really? She’s a Samaritan. He’s a Jew. Jews don’t associate with Samaritans. 

But this man does. 

However Jesus wasn’t there that day to simply satisfy His thirst. He was actually there to satisfy her thirst. But to do it, He had more to offer than a cup of cold water; much more! 

Jesus knew all about her life. He knew about her past. He knew about her present. 

But regardless of all that, Jesus had something He wanted to offer her – Himself. And when Jesus offers Himself, He offers forgiveness for what has gone wrong, freedom from what isn’t going right, and a fresh beginning to start over again. “The water I give you will become a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (John 4:14 ). Indeed, the Samaritan woman received much more that day than a cup of cold water. 

How about you? Perhaps there may be much more that the Lord wants to give to you than you have received in your life so far. 

Maybe there is more that the Lord wants to do in your capital campaign than what your church has planned. 

Maybe there is much more the Lord wants you to give toward this campaign then what you have considered so far. 

After all, there really is no limit to what flows from the “living water” God offers.