Today's devotion is based on John 4:10,13,14, where we hear Jesus' response to the woman at the well, "Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water . . . 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."
Picture a desert where water is scarce. You have to dig deep to find water essential for physical life. Now picture a gushing spring of water. It bubbles up and spills over; there's an endless supply. That's the picture Jesus paints for a spiritually thirsty soul beside a well. This living water that Jesus gives is not a shallow pool or babbling brook. It's gushing over in an endless supply. Jesus gives us more than just a sip of this living water, more than a drop on a thirsty tongue. It's an endless fountain of God's love and forgiveness, gushing over. That fountain never runs dry because Jesus's living water is eternal life.
Please pray with me: Jesus, meet me beside the waters of your Word where I find relief from the guilt of sin and the refreshing flood of your forgiveness. Amen.