Come to the Well

BY MALLORY PHILLIPS

Come. Come to the well. Come fill your pots with the Living Water.

Come to the Well

Jesus sat down by the well because he was tired from traveling. The time was about noon.

A Samaritan woman went to get some water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink of water.” (His disciples had gone into the city to buy some food.)

The Samaritan woman asked him, “How can a Jewish man like you ask a Samaritan woman like me for a drink of water?” (Jews, of course, don’t associate with Samaritans.)

Jesus replied to her, “If you only knew what God’s gift is and who is asking you for a drink, you would have asked him for a drink. He would have given you living water.”

The woman said to him, “Sir, you don’t have anything to use to get water, and the well is deep. So where are you going to get this living water? You’re not more important than our ancestor Jacob, are you? He gave us this well. He and his sons and his animals drank water from it.”

Jesus answered her, “Everyone who drinks this water will become thirsty again. But those who drink the water that I will give them will never become thirsty again. In fact, the water I will give them will become in them a spring that gushes up to eternal life.”

The woman told Jesus, “Sir, give me this water! Then I won’t get thirsty or have to come here to get water.”

John 4:6-15 GW


 

Jesus offers the gift of the Living Water to not only the Samaritan woman, but to you and I as well.

Are you weary and needing rest? Are you living in guilt and need forgiveness? Are you thirsty and needing to be quenched? We all know what it is like to be left thirsty. Our bodies crave to be filled with life.

The well is here for you. Right now.

Come and be filled.

You see, the Living Water will not only fill your cup, but will be your sole source of strength. The Living Water will be the very breath you take. So often, we drink from the wrong well  and find ourselves feeling empty and dry inside. 

The victory that was meant for us loses its strength in the wrong well. 

We are missing this freedom and it breaks my heart because the victory was ours when Jesus ran out of that grave. If we are filled to the brim with the Living Water, why are still dwelling in our very own graves?

We are missing it, my friend! 

So here is to the Living Water—the Holy Spirit in us that fills our souls with life. Here is to the weary finding rest, our guilt finding forgiveness, and our thirst being quenched. 

Lord, we are thankful for the fullness You offer to us through the Holy Spirit. We are thankful that we can arm ourselves with the very words of Your heart. 

Thank you for our empty pots to remind us of Your promise.


Mallory Phillips
God’s Word Mission Society welcomes writer Mallory Phillips, founder of Esther Project Ministries and author of the new book, Anthem.

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