The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.” . . . The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”
Where can I get this water?
Her interest was piqued as Jesus revealed her deepest secrets and talked about living water for her thirsting soul. So the Samaritan woman Jesus had met at the town well asked, “Where can I get this water?”
Jesus answered, “I am he.” He is the source of eternal life. He gives relief from sin and shame. It’s relief that lasts.
Where can you and I get this living water? Jesus takes us to concrete places to find this steady stream of living water. The Bible, the Word of God, is pictured as water. Through it, we find life because it’s more than just a book. It is the power of God from which his love and forgiveness flow freely.
You can also find this living water through the water of baptism. There water is applied in connection with Jesus’ Word, and God floods you with his full and free love and connects you to Jesus, the eternal life source. If you haven’t been baptized, it’s not too late. Find this living water in the waters of baptism. If you have been baptized, know that what God did and promised through your baptism has not dried up. No matter how messy life has been, there’s no stain Jesus can’t wash away. In Jesus, through his Word and baptism, we find living water in abundance.
Jesus, every day lead me to you to find comfort and relief that lasts. Amen.