GETTING TO KNOW JESUS
John 4:10 "Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water."
According to the dictionary, a thirst is a strong or eager desire. Nothing quenches our physical thirst like water.
In our verse of focus, the conversation between Jesus and the woman returned to the subject of water. It was clear that the woman had no idea to whom she was speaking. She thought that she was in conversation with an ordinary man. Jesus stated that if she knew who He was, the very Son of God, she would have asked Him for a drink of 'living water'.
Jesus desired the woman at the well, to know Him, and consequently, to seek drink of the 'living water', that He alone can offer. Similarly, Jesus wants us to have an experiential relationship with Him. The 'living water' which Jesus offers, is a thirst-quencher. We have a thirst, a desire, for many things in this life. What are we using to quench our thirst? Some people have demanding desires for money and will do almost anything to get it; while others have insistent passions for worldly pleasure, parties and fetes, and will invest much time and energy in such.
These things are temporary and fleeting. The money may come; but it goes. The parties and fetes will happen; but the time comes when the music is turned off. They will only lasting for a time. On the other hand, when we have a thirst; for 'the living water', we stand to reap eternal benefits. Desiring the 'living water' means that we seek to live lives that please God. Jesus wants us to drink of the 'living water' that He alone offers.
Nothing can quench our spiritual thirst like Jesus. May we 'drink' from the fountain of life, who is Jesus and be eternally satisfied.