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 of the encounters of Jesus stretch the most rigid of ideologies religiously and always cause a major problem for those who are unable to grasp that their particular way of thinking, believing, or understanding might have room for expansion. The Jews and Samaritans alike had a problem with Him on so many occasions and this was no different. Here he asks a Samaritan woman to give Him a drink from the well. She is 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 and looked at Him and noticed that he had no means of drawing water, the well was deep and 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 and that water would produce a spring inside of them that would be a continual supply of water and eternal life.
She still could not get past the natural. She wondered if this amazing thing could be real and if there was even a remote chance it could be real. If it could be then she would have something which 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 normally used by women of that day. Jesus went further and broke down the barriers of the mind to the point that He could touch the heart of this woman and she finally recognized that He was the Messiah.
I cried – “Lord Give Me This Water!” He did and he does, but I want a continual renewal of the spring within so that the water of life continually flows out of my innermost being and flows 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 be one who manifests 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 say – “LORD Renew in me this Water, Daily!”
May the Lord be with you as you go through your day!