Monday, May 19, 2014

Gathering At the Well

John 4:14
English Standard Version (ESV)
14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.[a] The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
John 4:27-29
King James Version (KJV)
27 And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?

28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,

29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
John 4:39-42
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Samaritans
39 From that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all the things that I have done.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to Jesus, they were asking Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days. 41 Many more believed because of His word; 42 and they were saying to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this One is indeed the Savior of the world.”

With summer approaching I am reminded of happy, blessed times spent on my grandparents' farm, as they would take their grandchildren, two by two, in turns to stay with them.  The plumbing had all been brought indoors but the hand pump in the yard by the kitchen still worked; and, on warm summer days, Grandma washed our hair under it's stream.  It seems like there's always been women where water is drawn, as it was with the divine appoint Jesus had with the Samaritan woman at the well.  His simple request for a drink of water lead the woman and others of her people to the ever welling spring of eternal life.  

More Than Enough - Charity Zisengwe (CCLI # 5925560)

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