Want A Drink?

Have you ever felt parched and thirsty, while searching, hoping to find the drink that will quench the agonizing desire in your heart that has existed for so long?  Going to the well daily, drawing from all of what life seemingly has to offer, because within the well there has to be a substance cool enough to at least leave you temporarily refreshed.  Only to discover, that in the end you are still never satisfied.

Yet, unwilling to give up, you press on. And yes, that is exactly what the world does.  It leaves you temporarily relieved of the ache in your heart for the living water that will satisfy your soul.

So many of us seek to know who we really are, going to great depths and much pain trying to find the answers.  However, it is only when we come to the hour where we’ve stopped trying to draw up for ourselves false truths that leave us thirsty that we will begin to see the real truth has perhaps always been right in front of us.

Perhaps the greatest mystery of it all is why it takes some of us so long to come to the conclusion that we need help.  Whether it is sooner or later, by the grace of God, we do come to the conclusion.

Think about it.Who does one tell when, for no rhyme or reason the self-image we’ve worked so hard to create leaves us coming up empty time after time again?

It’s not about what’s on the outside, but about what is in your heart. Maybe you believe that surely the fancy clothes, expensive cars, and the man on your arm says something, right?

After all, you’ve worked too hard to get where you are.  You’re pulling in an income that most can only dream about. Could it even be, quite possibly, that you don’t know how to become what you’ve envisioned?  You’re barely making it, clothes have faded from years of wear and tear and public transportation is your only option?

Whichever category you find yourself in; if you don’t have a real relationship with Jesus, and you’re honest with yourself, you still feel empty and lost.

Sounds like you’re thirsty!

Thirsty to know and understand the purpose for which you were created, and what truly makes you unique.  Thirsty for something outside of the dictates of this world, because the deep well that consist of society’s standards in which the world says you should live does absolutely nothing for you.

Thirsty for a drink of water that will saturate your parched life.  You, my dear friend, are thirsty for God!

In the bible, John Chapter 4, a Samaritan woman felt the same way.  She too came to drink from the well she’d known all of her life.  Water that offered a class system that told her she wasn’t good enough.  It left her spiritually deceased; so empty that she’d gone from man to man trying to fill a desire that could only be satisfied by having an intimate relationship with the Son of Man.

When the Samaritan woman came to the well to draw water Jesus was sitting there, although weary from His travel, waiting for her.  Jesus began the conversation with her by asking for a drink of water.  He was merely expressing His desire to be a part of her life and all that concerns her.  And in the sixth hour she heard the soft gentle knock of Jesus and opened the door of her heart. The drink that Jesus asked for wasn’t for Himself, but for her.  Jesus in turn tells her that she should be asking Him for a drink of water.  The drink that could only come from Him would give her a new life!  He saw deep into the well of her soul and saw the anguish, disappointments, and frustrations that the winds of life had left. He saw barrenness and brokenness that He so very much desired to heal. 

“Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst.  But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

This promise from Jesus is still true today.  Not only is the Lord offering her the gift of salvation, but He is offering her a new sense of self-worth, new hope, destiny and a new way of living.  Up to that point, she had merely been existing.  The Bible says she asked for this water so that she may thirst no more, nor come to the well anymore to drink.  She was willing to move forward and let the past be the past. There had to be so much hurt and shame, but even so, hopelessness was turned to hope. Hope that she would be all that she ever dared to dream.  “The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city…”

Perhaps you too wonder if there is hope for tomorrow, and desire to leave behind the empty promises of the deep well of the world. Then why not drink from the refreshing and thirst quenching water that Jesus is still pouring today?  If you haven’t given your life to Jesus, it’s not too late to do it — today.

Already accepted Him as Lord and Savior over your life?  Awesome!  Then know if you draw closer to Him, He will draw closer to you.  Either way, Jesus loves you so much and is waiting at the well to meet you.

by Denia Davis