Water is one of the most basic elements of life. In order to work well, our bodies need water. When we’re thirsty, it’s our body’s way of telling us we’re running low on water. Things such as physical activity, heat, humidity and even illness can increase our fluid needs.
Just as our physical bodies need water to survive, our spiritual life is ‘thirsty’ and needs water. The Bible often pictures Jesus and salvation as ‘water’. Remember the story of the woman at the well? John 4:13-15 – “Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. 15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.”
The woman had the drudgery of continually coming to the well and drawing water. She didn’t have the modern-day luxury of turning on a faucet and instantly getting as much water as she needed; it involved physical labour. This ‘water’ from Jesus not only forever quenches thirst but it is Jesus Who has already ‘laboured’ for it.
This story is a beautiful picture of God’s plan of salvation and eternal security. Jesus is at the well waiting. The woman comes to the well, realizes her need for water and asks for it. ‘Never thirst again’ signifies eternal security once she drinks.
The well has been dug and the water is drawn … we only need to ask for a drink. In order to spend eternity with God in heaven, we must realize our need for His (spiritual) water of everlasting life.
Isaiah 12:3 - “Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.”
Writers: CTomlin, ECash, PBarrett