I Need a Drink

by Sarah Duwe on June 01, 2022

“When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, ‘Will you give me a drink?’” -John 4:7

Jesus got thirsty. The God who provides all of our needs still needed the nourishment of water while He walked on the earth. In reading John 4:1-38, I wondered if Jesus really needed a drink or if He was using it as a conversation starter for the Samaritan woman at the well. However, it says in verse 3 that He’s traveling from Judea and in verse 6 that He was tired. Surely His earthly body needed water. 

Can you remember a time when you were incredibly thirsty? Maybe on a hot summer day, while you were traveling or after a strenuous workout session? 

What about your soul – has it been thirsty? 

There are lot of things that can attempt to quench the thirst of our souls. Sometimes, quite literally, people turn to alcohol to satisfy their thirst only to find it doesn’t fulfill but rather leaves them empty. Maybe it’s drugs, food, or binge-watching TV instead of quiet time with the Lord – there are far too many sinful deterrents in this world. 

“Jesus answered, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but 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 in eternal life.’” – John 4:13-14

Speaking from personal experience, it sometimes takes great effort to turn to Jesus instead of the tangible tactics right in front of us. But, if we have placed our faith in Jesus, we have the gift of the Holy Spirit who convicts us of our sins and guides us toward righteousness (John 16:7-11) 

Who in your life needs a spiritual drink and how can you reach out to him or her? Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to prompt you. Jesus provided a great example of turning an everyday moment (getting a drink of water) into a soul-saving mission (the woman in the well went and told her town about Jesus). Also pray that God can give you everyday moments to speak life into those around you.

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