Living Water

We enter John 4, but not before we hear John  the Baptizers (remember this is not John the writer-of-this-book) testimony of who Jesus is… it clarifies what the conversation between Nicodemus and Jesus was about:

“”The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. The man who has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit. The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.”” (John 3:31-36, NIV)

 Where John 3’s conversation was with a religious leader, John 4 is with a outcaste.  How are you, like the woman at the well, like an outcaste?  What are you substituting in place of the “living water” Jesus offers?
I hope to see you on Sunday.  And if you are reading this from afar, I encourage you to find friendship in a local church near you.
 
 

 

One thought on “Living Water

  1. Well, my humanity is eaking out… somedays I feel that the spoken message was better and sometimes I give thanks for this “second chance” here to say it clearer. Today, I feel the latter!

    We as humans often focus on what we have here on earth… finances, employment, lesiure, spouse, children, friends, the next party, TV shows, internet, etc. Sometimes they become the center of our existance and we expect, even demand, they are responsible for our happiness. Like this woman going to the well, we go daily back to our earthly focus expecting satisfaction. However, like the woman at the well, we always thirst the next day. As important as they are, none of these provide lasting fulfilment. We want more and when we don’t get what we want, we change the progam, job, spouse, friends, etc.

    Jesus offers a different relationship to the woman at the well (and to you and me): “Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”” (John 4:13-14, NIV)

    Worship is an everyday, every moment, relationship with God that focuses not on our own desires but God’s. We worship not fantasies, but truth: Jesus, the one and Only Son of God who lived in the flesh and now resides (after being put to death and raised from the dead) beside the FATHER-GOD. He pours His spirit upon those who ask and seek rebirth (see last weeks message) and provides assurance of everlasting life!

    This woman, who was an outcaste from her town, became the talk of the town because she introduce Jesus to the townfolk. Do you believe Jesus is true and alive? Have you entered into a daily relationship with Him, seeking this ever-bubbling spring? Move whatever is the focus of your life, and make sure that this relationship is strong and central! You and all the other areas of your life will be glad you did!

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