“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
She was talked about in hush tone. Not the type you want your daughter associated with. In her short life, she’s been with 6 husbands already. And from all indications, she’s not done sampling. She changed men like garment.
She’s ostracized. Unwanted. Other girls in the community go to the well early in the morning before sunrise or at sunset when the weather is cool to fetch water. But she couldn’t go at such time for the fear of being ridiculed. She had to go to the well when no one would be there.
Every time she went no other person was there except those men that want to check her out. Not surprisingly another man was waiting. Her immediate thought is: He’s one of them. Them! The men that used and then dumped her.
Unfortunately he started like one of ‘them.’ He asked for water. In her mind: That’s how they all begin. Don’t they have a better or another script? She asked in her thought.
But this one was different. He’s saying things that seem strange. He’s talking about living water. He’s talking about not needing to come to the well evermore. Wow! That would save her the daily stress of coming at odd hours. Something was crying out in her that that’s what she needed.
Then the great discovery or you may call it the great revelation: I am He! says the stranger. I am the one you’ve been looking for. I am the one you’ve been longing for. That was why no man could satisfy you. I have the water of life. If you drink from Him, your thirst will be satisfied. Your famished soul will be refreshed and restored.
When she caught the revelation of Christ, she ran back to the village and cried out to everyone: I have found Him.
Friend, Jesus is a man among men. Jesus is the real deal. He’s everything you’re looking for in life. He’s the answer to every question. He’s the solution to every problem. He’s the reason for your living. Until you find him, life is meaningless. In him we live, and move and have our being.
Know him know life. No him no life. He’s the fountain of life. From him flow the living waters. Come to Jesus and drink afresh.
“Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (John 4:13-14).