Monday, October 10, 2011

Her Thirst Satisfied

Well, well, well
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Then Jesus declared, “I who speak to you am he” (John 4:26).

Can you imagine the silence that followed that statement. Utter shock must have fell over the Samaritan women as she realized she was in the presence of the Messiah.

Let's back up.

When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” (John 4:7-10).

But she didn't know. Her Messiah was looking her in the eye, and she didn't know. He was ready and willing to take her shame and to give her life.

Do you remember the time that the Savior offered you are drink for your thirsty soul? Were you drawing from a well that would never conquer your thirst? Yes! I was too. We were going about our life completing the normal day to day task with nothing to satisfy.

He met me at the well. Me?  I was about my "normal" business. Him? He was about "eternal" business.

The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water (John 4:15).

Today, remember that day at the well when you realized you were in the presence of the Messiah. What would happen if we all stopped today and remembered with Thanksgiving?

For me, it's a little fuzzy. I was young and scared to death of Hell. With little understanding, I handed my heart to Him in the only way I knew- fear. I'm thankful for grace and understanding that still brings me to His throne with a scarred, but steadfast heart.

In His Name,


Rosario said...

Hi, I just came by to read some of your post. I thank you for your encouraging comments and sharing at bloom (in)courage. I like this post and the one before on prayer. I feel the same way when I'm praying for me. I try to not focus my prayer time interceding for others instead of praying for my own intentions or requests.

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Rosario! Are you loving the study as much as I am??