There comes a time when amidst division, wounds, and bitterness our soul cries out for refreshment, meaning, peace, and righteousness. When we encounter God at first we often apply our own understanding to Him and to His principles. But thank God for the tenderness and mercy of Christ Jesus! We can be so stuck in our ways of thinking, our paradigms, and our burdens that we cannot see the working of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Press in to the Lord. Receive the living water that Jesus offers freely to all those who would believe in Him. No would is too deep. No pain is too strong. No weakness is too restrictive. Nothing is too hard for God. The law of diminishing returns doesn’t apply to Him. We must look beyond the issues people have and to the people themselves in this time. There is freedom in Jesus!
Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John (though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples), He left Judea and departed again to Galilee. But He needed to go through Samaria.
So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?”
Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.”