John 4:13-14 – “Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” NASB
Some encounters with Jesus stretch the most rigid of religious ideologies. Those encounters always cause a significant problem for those unable to grasp that their particular way of thinking, believing, or understanding might have room for expansion. The Jews and Samaritans had a problem with Jesus on many occasions; this was no different. Here he asked a Samaritan woman to give Him a drink from the well. She was stunned that Jesus, a Jew, would even talk to her, much less ask for a drink.
He stretched her mind when He told her that if she recognized the “Gift of God” or the “Son of God” asking her for a drink, she would have asked Him for Living Water! She, like the disciples, was locked into natural thinking. She looked at Him and noticed that he had no means of drawing water. The well was deep; therefore, she saw no possibility of His statement having any value or means of being fulfilled. He went on in verses 13-14 to inform her that everyone who drank from that natural well would thirst again, but anyone who drank from His well would Never Thirst again. That water would produce a spring inside them, a continual supply of water and eternal life.
She was still unable to get past the natural and saw this as amazing. If there were even a remote chance it could be genuine, then she would have something incredible. She would eliminate her need to come to the well, suffer the ridicule that she no doubt received, and caused her to come at a time not generally used by women of that day. Jesus broke down the barriers of the mind to the point that He could touch this woman’s heart, and she finally recognized that He was the Messiah.
I cry – LORD, GIVE ME THIS WATER! He has, but I want a continual renewal of the spring within my being. I want that water of life to flow out of my innermost being and flow out like a river touching others around me. I want to be a source of life, not just a receiver of life. I want to manifest Jesus, not just one that represents Him. I want to be a voice crying in a darkened world, not just an echo in the chambers of the church. I Want to be a Spring of Life, producing the life that comes only from Him. So, I cry – LORD RENEW IN ME THIS WATER DAILY!
May the Lord be with you as you go through your day!