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Needing a Drink

28 Apr

John 4:4-7
Now he [Jesus] had to go through Samaria.  So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph.  Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well.  It was about the sixth hour.

When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?”

It is interesting to see that The Lord took on Himself the same physical limitations that we have.  When He exerted Himself in the heat of the day, it produced hunger and thirst in Him.  He knows what we go through.

Walking the road to Sychar made Jesus thirsty.  In the part of the world the Lord walked in, the heat could get downright oppressive.  Water drawn from deep down in a well was cold and refreshing.  Jesus knew that His body needed that kind of a lift.

I was on a hike once where I ran out of water.  It was a hot day and I began to dehydrate as I tried to get to the next source of water.  I remember the pain as my muscles started cramping up, and each step was painful.  It felt like Heaven on earth when I finally arrived at a tiny trickle of water across the trail that I could use to rehydrate my body and fill my canteens.

Of course, as important as water is to our physical well-being, there is a deeper truth.  As He continued talking to the woman, Jesus related the need to spiritual water.  Think about how thirsty you get when you walk under the blazing sun.  You can then understand how thirsty your soul must get traveling through this world filled with problems.  You need to do something that offers spiritual refreshment.

Spending time in the Word and listening to the Lord, is like a cold drink to your soul.  Refresh your inner man today.  Take a nice long drink at the well of the Lord.

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