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Water For The World

Although 70 percent of the world is covered by water, less than 1 percent of it is drinkable by humans. Water conservation and sanitation are crucial matters in many parts of the world, as all life depends on having sanitary water.

Jesus went out of His way to introduce a lost woman to another kind of life-giving water. He deliberately chose to go to a town in Samaria, a place where no respectable rabbi would set foot. There, He told this woman about “living water.” Those who drink of it, He said, “will never thirst.” It will “become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life” (John 4:14).

The living water is Jesus Himself. Those who receive Him have eternal life (v.14). But the living water He provides also serves another function. Jesus said of those who receive it: “Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” (7:38). The living water that refreshes us is to refresh others also.

As fresh-water distribution is uneven in the world, so too is the distribution of living water. Many people do not know followers of Jesus who really care about them. It is our privilege to share Him. Christ is, after all, the living water for whom people are thirsting.

Lord Jesus, I want to live for You. May Your
life and love flow through me as I go about my
duties today so that others may see You through
me and be drawn to the living water.
Jesus is a never-ending supply of living water for a parched world.

Insight

The stories of Nicodemus (John 3) and the woman at the well (John 4) are found side by side in Scripture, yet there is great contrast between them. Contrary to Nicodemus, the woman at the well recognized that Jesus was offering something that she could not do without. Nicodemus’ last words to Jesus were, “How can these things be?” (3:9). The woman simply responded, “Sir, give me this water” (4:15).

36 thoughts on “Water For The World

  1. sandy229 says:

    For a long time I was unable to forgive myself of things I did even though I knew God had forgiven me. If God can forgive me—–who am I not to forgive myself? By not forgiving ourselves we are saying we are better than God. Yes we do have to live with the consequences! Yes we do have regrets but satan prowls around and is constantly reminding us of all our failures. If we focus our lives on God, it is only then we can experience the peace and joy that only God can give. “Draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you. “”Resist the devil and )e will flee from you. Don’t let regrets hold you back from what God wants to give you.

  2. sandy229 says:

    George,
    God already knows your situation. He knows you are not able to love this person on your own power. God knows you can’t do it so He wants to do it through you. Let God love this person through you.
    Philippians 2:13
    “It is God who works in you to will and act according to His good purpose.”
    Just keep praying about this and God will show you what to do. We can do nothing on our own power. We need to allow Him to develop His power in us. We must let him reveal His thoughts to us.
    You don’t have to like someone on order to love them. God will love this person through you.

  3. giant says:

    I ask in the name of The Lord that Jesus give me a drink of the living water and save me from myself. For I am constantly in search of everlasting life w/ my lord and savior.

  4. baige says:

    Praise be to the Lord for filling us moment by moment with the spring of living water. A living Lord who reigns in us. He is alive and awesome, full of grace and truth. His love and faithfulness are new every morning. His compassion fails not. Blessed are those who thirst and hunger for Him and they shall be filled – Matthew 5:6.

  5. giant says:

    I just love reading the peaceful word of our lord that come across with so much definition and purity. I ask that I understand in this manner all the words of God and the Bible.

  6. nanxi says:

    So true, amen!

  7. kwan60 says:

    “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink”. That saying is so true. Unfortunately, people have hardened their hearts they have eyes to see but will not see and ears to hear but will not hear. Pray for them without ceasing is the best and most powerful thing we can do. Maybe, their hearts can be thawed so that God’s word can reach inside and loose the chains of apathy. Awaken them from the deep sleep they are currently in. Pray! Pray! Pray!

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