10 Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.”11 “But sir, you don’t have a rope or a bucket,” she said, “and this well is very deep. Where would you get this living water? — John 4:10, 11 NLT
This Samaritan woman had gone through five husbands and was now living with a man that was not her husband and she still had not found the peace and the happiness for which she was looking. How many of us have chased after what the world calls happiness and found it to be emptiness? We turn to the world looking for something to fill that emptiness and that void in our hearts. The pleasures and happiness brought by a new possession or a new experience turn out to be short-lived. All the fads and the “new” things promising eternal joy turn out to be nothing more than smoke and mirrors. The devil tells us you just need a little more of this or a little more of that. Happiness is just around the corner, he promises, and we continue the chase. And it will always be a chase, because what we are looking for and what we really need can not be bought. It has already been purchased lock, stock and barrel by Jesus at the Cross and it isn’t for sale. He owns the whole supply and it is given freely to those who give up the worldly chase and turn to Him for forgiveness. Stop running and chasing every new thing. Sit at the feet of Jesus and drink in the living water. Don’t take a little sip and leave, grab the bucket and pour the water on your head. Immerse yourself in His Word and peace and joy from a never ending stream will flow through your mind and body continuously. Get under and stay “under the spout where the glory comes out”. That is anywhere the unadulterated Word of God is preached and taught. Find a place where you can immerse yourself in God’s Word every day and joy and peace will chase after and overcome you.
“The Gospel has come to you because it’s on its way to someone else.” – Anonymous