Jesus answered and said to her, "whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst." —John 4:13-14
Deep within every man there is an intense thirst for God. As David said, "My soul thirst for you; my flesh longs for you in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water" (Psalm 63:1).
Man tries to satisfy that thirst in different ways and through different experiences-drugs, alcohol, or, like the Samaritan woman, relationships. But those things can't quench the thirst for God.
The thirst in man is a thirst for God.
If you drink of the water from the wells of life, you will thirst again. It would be wise to write that over each of your ambitions. "Go ahead, Drink of that water. But you will thirst again." Write that over every material thing you hope to possess-the new car, new home, boat, or whatever. Write that over every goal of your life. Achieve it, but you will surely thirst again.
When Jesus talked to the Samaritan woman about the living water, he was talking about the only thing that can possibly satisfy the deep thirst of the soul-a relationship with God.
Are you thirsty today? Forget the world’s water. Drink deeply of the living water—and find the satisfaction you long for.
Lord, we thank you that you made a way for us to satisfy the deep thirst of our soul. May we come, may we drink, and find that satisfaction that our soul is seeking. In Jesus' name, Amen.