Well Water by Robin Densmore Fuson
Do you like well water? Have you drunk from the well that never goes dry?
We live in a rural setting. Scattered through the
forest and farmland, we come across small communities and houses. I love
looking at the yards as we drive by. On occasion, a property boasts a quaint
well, like a wishing well, sitting gracefully upon the lawn. Its decked out with a little tower and roof
over the hole and a rope spun over a crank to the side. It may work and bring up fresh
water or, it may be strictly for show.
I think they are pretty and for a fleeting moment, I
wish for one to grace my front yard. A lot of properties have working wells,
but they are only for function or are for an ‘incase’ scenario and aren’t
pretty and definitely not quaint.
In some areas of the world, water wells are a
necessity and may dominate the town square. In ancient times, wells were
critical and in an appropriate place. They were the source of all the drinking
and cleaning water. In the cool of the day, women came with buckets or pots,
and sometimes balancing them on their heads, to the well. It was a place to hang out
with other women and to catch the latest gossip.
Wells of water are referred to many times in the
Bible. One example is when the angel of God met Hagar there to proclaim her son
would become a great nation. God opened Hagar’s eyes and she saw a well to fill
the skin bag to give her child a drink. The well provided water so they could
go on and not die in the wilderness (Genesis 21: 14-20)
The Lord Jesus met an unnamed woman at a well in the
Bible. An outcast from society, she struggled to the well, in the heat of the
day, when other women wouldn’t be there. Jesus asked for water. In their
conversation, Jesus told her He was the Messiah and the living water. He is
salvation. He is life. He is water so we never thirst again. In her enthusiasm,
she left her water jug and hurried to tell the town about Jesus. In the coming
days, many in the town acknowledged that Jesus was the Savior of the world.
Have you experienced a refreshing drink from the
living water? Do you search for something to satisfy you? To fill you? The Lord
is waiting for you to accept His love and forgiveness. Trust Jesus as your
Savior and start a personal relationship with Him today. His living water
quenches your thirst for eternal life in order to live with Him in heaven.
Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon
become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be
thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them
eternal life.” (John 4: 13-14 nlt)
After salvation, He is also our daily living water. We
need to be in prayer and read the Bible. Take Him, the living Word in to
refresh your soul. Our bodies need water daily to survive. Also, our souls need
the living water of God’s Word to survive. How is your intake?
All of them ate the same spiritual food, and all of
them drank from the same spiritual water. For they drank from the same
spiritual rock that traveled with them, and that rock was Christ. (1
Corinthians 10:3-4 nlt)