My Pastor, Dr. L. M. Gray, Jr., once said that “if you really want to be blessed, just put your arms around the Word of God.”
There was a powerful lesson taught when Jesus met the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. When He first spoke to her, she was drawing water and He said, “Give me drink.” It is a known fact that the human body is made of 70 % water; which makes water the answer to our physical thirst. However, in this instance, as the conversation continued between them, the water took on an altogether different meaning. This water that Pastor Gray so elegantly explained to the congregation was symbolic of the spirit of life.
Despite the woman’s arrogance, Jesus spoke to her of the living water that He had to offer. The woman’s thirst grew as He revealed the essence of the water, providing everlasting life. Jesus then explained to her that “God is a spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” John 4: 24.
The woman told Jesus that she knew of the coming Messiah. Jesus then said to her, “I that speak unto thee am he” (verse 26). Ultimately, His request to her was not a request for water, due to his thirst, but an invitation to partake in the living water of Jesus the Christ. Even with her haughtiness, the invitation of forgiveness and reconciliation was delivered unto her.
So I challenge you, my brothers and sisters, if Christ, the Son of the living God, cared so much to deliver a message to a person of such arrogance, should we not also seek out those who we need to forgive and reconcile with them?
I pray the blessings of God upon you and that He will grant you peace.