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  • Writer's pictureJill Jarrell Newsome

I Need A Drink!

Recently I had a stressful day and someone said, "you need a drink!" I started thinking I DO need a drink. I need a drink of the Living water! I quenched my thirst and felt much better!

Living water is a biblical term which describes God as "the spring of living water". Jeremiah 2: 13, God refers to Himself as living water. "For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters,..." And again in Jeremiah 17: 13, "Because they have forsaken the Lord, The fountain of living waters.”

The Samaritan woman was at the well when Jesus asked her for a drink of water. She did knot know she was speaking to Jesus, the Son of God. John 4: 10-14, "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.” Jesus knew the woman needed to know the Source of living water. She needed grace, forgiveness and eternal life.

John 7: 38, "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” A river is persistent, overcoming all barriers. When it comes to an obstacle it may be stopped for a while but it soon makes a way around the obstacle. It may even disappear for a while, sometimes for miles, and then emerge again bigger than ever! Sometimes we feel we have dry spells - maybe an obstacle is in the way. If we stay in God's Word and trust Him, He will either take us around the obstacle or remove it.


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