Jeremiah 17:13 O Lord, the Hope of Israel, all who forsake you will be put to shame. Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust because they have forsaken the Lord, the spring of Living Water.
One of the greatest sins that we can commit is to reject the Son of the Living God. He Who is our kinsman Redeemer has paid the price for our sins. He has offered Himself as the ultimate sacrifice so that we are freed from the cost of sin and have become heirs with Him. He offers us Himself, a spring of Living Water that quenches the thirst for acceptance, forgiveness and unconditional love.
We have a tendency to seek and run after other gods. Gods that are susceptible to rust, theft, and breakage. The gods that people ran after in the Old Testament were pieces of wood that were carved from ordinary lumber. The pieces left from the carving were used as kindling and for cooking fires. There was no difference in the wood except that part of it produced heat and the rest was worshipped. We do the same thing except that our ‘gods’ are simply different for the most part. Throughout history, we have sought after money, power, and control of our world. The Lord, our God, is offering so much more.
The woman at the well was offered Living Water and ran to tell the rest of the town. She received her eternal salvation, brought many others to the same salvation and accepted the Living Water that quenched her thirst for a life that had meaning. She no longer ran after love from men that left her empty and lonely. She sat at the feet of the One Who could satisfy that deep hearted desire for love everlasting.
John 7:37-38 On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the scripture has said, streams of Living water will flow from within Him.”
Jesus is the source of Living Water. The Holy Spirit dwells within us. God, the Father, watches over us. When we ask, seek, and knock, when we open the door, Jesus enters in. He heals our broken places. He fills us with Living Water that fills our souls and hearts, leaving us thirsting only for more of Him.