Thirst No More

“Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.’ The woman said to him, ‘Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water.’” – John 4:13-15

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING: John 1-3, Psalm 126

What does it mean to be thirsty? Of course, all of us can think of a time when we were physically thirsty. In a more metaphorical sense, we thirst for all kinds of things in life. Sports fans thirst for wins and championships (I’m with you Braves and Dawgs fans!); some people thirst for more success or recognition in their careers; others thirst for a more healthy or stable relationship with a loved one. All of us thirst for something.

So what if we could forever quench our thirst and thirst no more? That is thepromise Jesus makes to the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4. Her story is a remarkable story of conversion as she comes to recognize Jesus’ identity and goes to tell others about what she has experienced. When she first meets Jesus, she is concentrating on physical thirst, but Jesus tells her that whoever drinks the water he offers will “never be thirsty.” It is an invitation that she is eager to accept.

Just like the woman at the well, we are given the opportunity to meet Jesus and accept his invitation of grace that will quench our eternal thirst. With Jesus, we can know that we will experience the best that God offers. With Jesus, we can know there is always a better way than what this earth offers us. With Jesus, we can know that we will never be thirsty again.

As always, I hope you have a great weekend and I look forward to being with you in worship online beginning Sunday at 8:45 AM and on campus at 9:30 and 11:00 AM!

With Grace,
Matt