He Was Right Their Waiting

John 4:7-15   A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 11 The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.” 13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”

This story explains the longing of the human soul, the desire to fill the void that man alone cannot fill but yet so many are visiting these empty wells that can never satisfy. But only He can fill. Here are 3 key areas of how He meets us where we are.

  1. He breaks down barriers

The Woman was a Samaritan and Jesus was a Jew. That’s like having a democrat and republican in the same room, there’s going to be some tension. Not only that, but a man talking to a woman was not of that time. But history tells us that the samaritans and Jews was fierce and long-standing. It dates all the way back to the patriarchs. 

Jesus doesn’t care about your social status or what party you vote for. He rises above all that Because He sees through your walls, He knows the shape you are in and He wants to be right in the middle of it all. But will we let Him?

  1. He knows our needs

Jesus knows this World cannot satisfy the heart. He knows the possessions, talents, gifts that He has given us will not fill us with contenment but only will make us long for more. The World is an empty well, but The Well only offers the Living Water. He met this woman because He knew she needed to hear Him and to see Him. 

  1. He is always waiting

She came for the water, but she didn’t know of a Living Water who was already their waiting for her. In our darkest moments, in our time of a need. He is always there at the well, no matter how fast we run to that Well, He is always there waiting before we get there. What is it that you need today? Come to Well today.

Broken Cisterns

We All have those broken cisterns in our lives, at one point in time or another. The aching for joy, peace or to find contentment in those broken areas of life.

There are many cisterns that offer temporary satisfaction, a quick fix, something that will temporarily quench your thirst but it will eventually run dry. We all have a void, a missing piece in each of us that if we don’t find we will keep searching and searching until we become so dehydrated and close to death.

There is one Well that is not broken nor will it ever. This Well offers peace, hope, joy. It always sustains and never disappoints. It’s always there in any given moment offering refreshment for our souls. This well has and always will be the source of Living Water for all mankind. This Well is Jesus Christ.

Jeremiah 2:13 “For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.”