Jesus is the fount, the source of living water… the living water of His Spirit. He promises that all who drink of this living water will never thirst again. He is the eternal spring. His Spirit refreshes and satisfies completely… every need, every want… in this life and for all eternity.

“If you knew the gift of God and who is asking you for a drink, you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” – John 4:10

Jesus is traveling with His disciples from Judea to Galilee. His path leads through the region of Samaria. Most Jews purposely avoid this land due to their hatred of the Samaritans. For they believe them to be an unsavory race of mixed origin whose worship of Jehovah is intermingled with idol worship.

Yet Jesus fears no path… always seeking to save the lost. Weary from His journey, He sits beside Jacob’s Well while His disciples go into town to buy food for the midday meal. A Samaritan woman arrives at the well to draw water. Jesus asks her for a drink of her water. The woman is amazed that a Jew would stoop to speak to her.

“Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

“Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.” – John 4:13-15

Jesus unveils a bit of His divinity to this woman at the well. If she could only recognize who He is, she would desire the living water that only He can provide. The idea of living water is a new concept for her. Thinking only practically, she envisions that perhaps she will not need to keep coming day after day to this well to draw water.

Yet here before her is the One who is the fount, the divine source of everlasting water. Jesus is the everflowing spring, refreshing and overflowing in abundance into parched and drought-stricken lives. Not an outward source of constant renewal… but an inward source of eternal sufficiency.

Jesus sees in this woman a spiritual thirst. He astonishes her by illuminating her immoral past and her life of sin. He opens her eyes and heart to her need for a Savior. For until one recognizes the breadth of their sins, they cannot appreciate the depth of Christ’s forgiveness.

“I know that Messiah (called Christ) is coming. When He comes, He will explain everything to us.”

“I, the One speaking to you—I am He.” – John 4:25-26

Jesus reveals the truth of His messiahship to this Samaritan woman. For His mission is to draw the lost, the forsaken, the alienated to Himself. He sees in her a receptive heart ready to receive His Spirit of grace. It matters not her past, her walk in life, her status in society. He cares not that she is of the “despised” race. The One who heals lepers heals this needy soul, thirsty for His water of life.

The woman leaves her jar at the well and hurries to town to share the good news. For she has found the One who gives living water from a well that never runs dry. When one discovers the spring of the water of life, they want only to share it.

“’Let anyone who is thirsty come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.’ By this He meant the Spirit.” – John 7:37-39

Christ is life and His life is within us. He is our perennial spring of life. His Spirit is a reminder of His presence with us always. When we believe, we tap into this source of living water that refreshes and satisfies for all eternity. Our heavenly satiety is unchanged by circumstances or happenings in our lives. All doubts and fears are doused by this spiritual flow.

Believers are divinely filled to satisfaction forever from this everflowing spring. Out of their hearts and into the lives of others flows this living water… pouring out the good news of Christ… quenching their thirst for a Savior… and pointing them to the fount of the water of life eternal.