“Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”John 4:13-14 NLT
Jesus encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well, recorded in the Gospel of John, is a story of compassion, grace and love, revealing many truths relevant to everyone on earth today. One of the truths that can be learned from this account is that of our spiritual thirst, a thirst that all of us long for. A thirst that cannot be quenched by anything man made or man inspired. All of us have an empty well in our lives, a spiritual vacancy that we spend our days trying to fill. Some try to fill it with social media, taking to Instagram and Facebook, posting and commenting, seeking attention and confirmation from others. Some try to fill the well with “things”, buying clothes, jewelry and cars to portray a life style, a facade that is superficial. Others fill the well with sex, amounting many partners to cover a range of emotions…pleasure, pain, sadness and or “love”. Some fill the well with wealth, spending their life amassing a fortune to justify themselves in others eyes. We all have an empty well and we all try to fill it with something or someone. The problem is that at some point the well runs dry and we have to refill it, again and again and again and again. Whatever it may be in life that you try to fill the well with it’s never sustainable. It drains you instead of sustaining you. That’s where Jesus Christ comes in. The well in our lives will always run dry until we fill it with Christ. The empty well was made for Christ. He is the Living Water, He brings life to dead bones, he brings joy and peace where there is pain and suffering. Once you have a drink of the water Christ provides, everything changes. No longer do you rely on the attention of others or things or hobbies to fill you and to justify you. You rely on Jesus Christ. Only then will you truly be fulfilled. Only then will you truly began to live. Only then will your well overflow. Only then will you never thirst again.