Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
LORD Jesus, we praise Your holy name today. What a blessing, what comfort it is, to have You in our lives. We cannot but humble ourselves and bow down to the One who has made the heaven and the earth and everything in it. Guide us, O LORD, we pray to worship You in Spirit and in Truth. Help us to seek You and to draw near to You. Be our Strength and Comfort to face each day and its challenges. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says that there is a season, a time for everything under heaven. Verses 2-8 then list specifics actions we do throughout our lives. There is a time to weep, and then there is a time to laugh; there is a time to mourn, and then there is a time to dance. Some of the times are sad while others are happy.
Nobody wants to go through hardships. We like to cancel the tough parts of life, and only choose the pleasant ones ahead of us, don’t we? But that is not how it works, I’m afraid.
Last Sunday, during our online worship service, and yesterday, while listening to the daily lockdown lesson, I was reminded of John 4 again. This chapter talks about Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well. It’s a beautiful story and only takes a few minutes to read.
The preacher who is teaching the short lessons gave us a list of examples how Jesus walked and how we should follow in His steps. He mentioned that walking in the power of God is strengthening our faith. I fully agree. Yes, watching God at work is amazing. And, yes, it will strengthen our faith. We need to take hold of opportunities to walk just like Jesus walked.
This might be a season in your life during which you are going through a tough time. Don’t despair! It also a time to draw nearer to God your Strength. Or else, this might be a season of your life during which you need to repent and make a u-turn to run (back) into the Arms of the LORD Jesus. No matter what, trust in God. He prepares you so that you can later on share it with others, guide them and comfort them along their way.
The teacher of the lockdown lesson also mentioned that Jesus met the needs of others. More specifically,
“He walked alongside those who were sad and confused and in difficulty.”
The greatest gift of God is the LORD Jesus. Do you know Him? Have you met Him, and has He given you Living Water? Then go and share with others how they, even and especially during hardships, find and receive this Living Water from Him today.