A Samaritan woman came to draw some water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink of water.” (His disciples had gone into town to buy food.) The woman answered, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan—so how can you ask me for a drink?” (Jews will not use the same cups and bowls that Samaritans use.) Jesus answered, “If you only knew what God gives and who it is that is asking you for a drink, you would ask him, and he would give you life-giving water.” “Sir,” the woman said, “you don’t have a bucket, and the well is deep. Where would you get that life-giving water? It was our ancestor Jacob who gave us this well; he and his children and his flocks all drank from it. You don’t claim to be greater than Jacob, do you?” Jesus answered, “Those who drink this water will get thirsty again, but those who drink the water that I will give them will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give them will become in them a spring which will provide them with life-giving water and give them eternal life” (John 4:7-14, GNB).
Life-Giving Water is a bi-weekly devotional and is a ministry of Rev. Todd R. Lattig of First United Methodist Church in Newton, NJ. The study of, and meditation upon, scripture is vital to spiritual growth. It is truly life-giving water to those who seek hope, healing and wholeness in their lives; it is the foundation upon which we build upon to become agents of hope, healing and wholeness in the lives of those around us. Come to the well and drink of the life-giving water that God has drawn for you.