There’s something incredibly beautiful about flowing water.
If there’s a waterfall around, I need to see it.
If there is a stream or a creek, I want to be in it. I want to travel it and explore its source. When I was a kid, after a good rain, I would walk our road and play in the water that trickled through the ditches into the nearest creek.
In the Bible, someone else was drawn to water too. His name was Moses.
“When Pharaoh heard about this, he tried to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in the land of Midian, and sat down by a well.” Exodus 2:15
In those days, a well was one of the only sources of freshwater, so it was a busy place. Shepherds with their flocks would come for a drink. Women would come to draw water for their families and households. Many marriages occurred because men and women met at the well.
It was a source of life and new beginnings. And that was exactly what Moses was looking for.
Jesus spoke to a woman at a well once. John records this encounter in John 4:4-26. The woman came seeking physical water to quench her temporary thirst but Jesus offered her water that would last forever.
Jesus is the water of life.
How many times have we been so thirsty for answers, for hope or for truth? Just as Moses did and the Samaritan woman, we should seek out living water. Today, take some time to sit down at the well. The water never runs dry.
Open your Bible and see the love, peace and understanding pour out of the pages into your soul.
Jesus is the source of life.
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