Leave your water pot

“The woman left her waterpot, and went her way into the city and saith to the menโ€ฆ” ( Jn. 4:28).

In the sweltering heat of the Oriental midday, the samaritan woman came to the well to fetch water. There our Lord confronted her and convicted her of her immoral life; a deep work of cleansing and transformation was done in her life near that well. As Jesus spoke to her of the ‘well of water springing up into everlasting life’, she had no more felt the need for the earthen waterpot she had.

As soon as Jesus open the fountain of living water in us, we too cam throw away our waterpots or our broken cisterns. “My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken Me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water” ( Jer 2:13). Broken cisterns may speak of trusting in or having confidence in the transient things of this world. Like this samaritan woman who kept changing husbands imagining that could make her happy, we children of God sometimes set our hearts on earthly vanities instead of eternal glories.

Perhaps the woman left the waterpot so that she could go quickly to the city and testify to the people there and invite them to Christ. Perhaps she thought that carrying the waterpot might further delay her running to the city and back. Such delay, she might have thought could delay the people coming to the well to meet the Messiah – the Lord might even go away on His journey if she lingered. Whatever the case may be, one thing is very encouraging and enlightening about this woman. Once she knew that Jesus was the true messiah, she did not want to waste her time anymore. She realised she had spent all her past life in ‘vanity and pride’. “Let me invest at least the rest of my short life in things of eternal value”.

Morning Manna

Stay Blessed ๐Ÿ˜Š

John 4:28-29

“So the woman left her waterpot, and went into the city and said to the men,” Come, see a man who told me all the things that I have done, this is not the Christ, is it?”
๐Ÿ‘ฉ The woman at the well wanted to quench the deep thirst of her soul. But instead of going to the Lord God she sought after human beings – different men who were not able to satisfy the thirst of her soul. For it is beyond the power of man, only God can fully satisfy us.
๐Ÿ‘ฉ The woman had married five men and the sixth man with whom she was living now , was not her husband. The people of Samaria knew that she lived an immoral life and so she was disliked and rejected by them. So in order to avoid the people, this woman came at a very odd hour (afternoon) to fill water at the well.
โœ๏ธ But Jesus turned this odd hour into a victorious hour ( this woman was freed from her sinful life)for this woman whom Jesus revealed her sinful life to her , then left her waterpot at the well ( gave up her sinfulness) and went into the city to call the people to come to meet Jesus, the Saviour of the world.
โœ๏ธ Now, this woman became a proclaimer and lead other people to Jesus, who came to meet Jesus by believing in her words and they too listened to the Words of Jesus and accepted Him as the Saviour of the world as their faith was deepened. (John 4:42)
โค๏ธ Children of God, just as this woman left her waterpot at the well (gave up her sinfulness) ,let us leave our sinful ways / habits at the feet of Jesus – the Living Water who will wash us and make us clean and turn us into new beings to live a righteous life with Him who alone can quench the thirst of our souls with His Holy and Unconditional Love. Let us go to the well, that never runs dry whatever be the season, ( circumstances of our lives) we will always be filled with the Living Water that will satisfy our thirsty souls. Amen.
6975 – Patsy Fernandes

John 4:9

The Samaritan woman said to him, โ€œYou are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?โ€ For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.
The Samaritan woman didn’t understand Jesus’ request for a drink of water. She didn’t realize that Jesus was offering her the living water – eternal life through faith in him.
Only Jesus can accept us as he accepted the Samaritan woman because he wants us all in His holy kingdom.
And only Jesus can ultimately meet our needs, and He is the one who empowers us to serve each other. His living water can be found nowhere else.
So let’s refresh our mind, body and soul with the living water that Jesus is ready to offer us.
Licy John, Hyderabad – 7067