The Living Water

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Today’s Gospel reading is from John 4, the story of Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well.

Jesus and His disciples come to a Samaritan village when the disciples go off to rustle up some food. Jesus is sitting at Jacob’s well when a woman approaches to draw water. Jesus tells her to give Him a drink. This sparks an interesting encounter where Jesus tells the woman facts about her life that He couldn’t possibly have known. The woman is amazed and begins to talk about the Messiah. Jesus replies, “I am he, the one speaking with you.”

I have to admit I would probably be a bit freaked out if someone I had never seen before told me details of my life. The woman recognized Jesus as a prophet. But He made it clear that He is so much more. He is the Living Water. He is the Messiah. And just like the woman at the well, He knows everything about you. Do you believe?

Father, give us always the Living Water, that we may never thirst again. May we drink deeply of Jesus’ love and grace. Amen.

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