As Cas mentioned before, Jesus had the habit of striking up conversation with the most unlikely characters.
Now, we have Jesus waiting at the well when a lone Samaritan woman approaches him in the heat of midday. She was thirsty and in need of water. Why else come to a well?
Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again… (verse 13)
I can relate- I’m constantly thirsty. If I had to draw well water every time I wanted a drink…I would be the next female gold-medalist power-lifter. But real talk, aren’t we all thirsting for something more? We have this innate thirsting to find fulfillment, meaning and satisfaction in life or we will die of thirst.
So what do I do? Run to other wells in search of living water.
That could be the Well of Approval, of Good Looks, of Having lots of Nice Stuff, of Success …you name it.
At the end of the day, ALL these wells over-promise and under-deliver. We look to them to be source that quenches the eternal thirst in our hearts instead they leave our throats feeling like we scarfed down a whole pack of Saltine crackers.
… but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (verse 14)
Never thirst again. And if that wasn’t enough, Jesus says this water He gives us becomes a spring of life in us, filling the dry cracked places and overflowing into the lives around us.
I encourage you to read John 4 and drink deep of Jesus’ living water. While you are at it, here’s a fun song to listen to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UczfZfCwU0