The temperature reached 113 degrees here in Lake Havasu yesterday, and I was hot! It has amazed me that the heat has not bothered me much at all…until yesterday. One hundred and six degrees or even 108 didn’t faze me, but yesterday when the thermometer settled onto the 113 mark, I was not comfortable. Not at all. I had drunk so many liquids that I seemed to slosh as I walked, yet I still felt thirsty. Nothing appealed to me. Not water, not sugarfree lemonade, not coke…Nothing seemed to satisfy.
Later in the day, this beautiful scripture came to mind. To me, this is one of the most powerful accounts in the Bible. I’m printing the entire story, for it is such a marvelous interaction between Jesus and this Samaritan woman. Some day I will talk more about this scripture, but for today, think of the water part…the drink part…the thirsting–non-thirsting part, where Jesus said to this precious, bewildered woman: “Drink here. Drink of me, and you’ll never thirst again.” Love it!
“There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have not dealings with the Samaritans.
Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
Jesus answered and said unto her, whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 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.”