May 29, 2018

I AM PERSUADED THAT HE IS ABLE:

TO QUENCH YOUR THIRST

John 4:13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

How unexpected this was. This lady woke up, thinking this would be a normal, uneventful, discontent day. But it ended up being much more than that. This would be a life changing day.

Before we get into that, we need to see something interesting. This passage begins with these verses:

* John 4:3 He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee. 4 And he must needs go through Samaria.

According to a map, person would not need to go through Samaria from Judaea to get to Galilee. This was not on the way. This means it was not a “geographical” imperative, but apparently it was a “divine” imperative. In fact, the Jews went miles out of their way in great journeys not to go through Samaria because their hatred was so great of the Samaritans. But Jesus was not like everyone else, what a picture of our relationship with God. He came to us, we did not come to him. He came to us before we knew to come to Him. He came to us when we did not want him to come Him. The Bible says, “He came unto His own and His own received Him not”.

Jesus has always made the first move. He made the first move in creation. He made the first move in the garden. Jesus made the first move with Jacob, with Samuel, and with Paul. Jesus made the first move to the stable, on the cross, and out of the grave. When I could not come to where He was, He came to me. Aren’t you glad Jesus made the first move?

Yes sir, she was just going about her business as usual. Making the never-ending trips to get water only to have to come back again and again. The same thing every day. Not much hope or excitement in life. But it all changed when an unassuming man approached her with love and compassion and made the first move. Sound familiar?