Photo and Commentary ©2022 by Cheryl Boardman
Monday, September 19, 2022
Where would we be without water? I saw this trailer in an otherwise empty parking lot the other day. I liked the artwork on it that says that water connects us all. The little symbol on the bottom left is for the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Things are really topsy-turvy in the world today in regards to water. Lots of people seem to either have too much water or too little. Some people are dealing with flooding and some people are dealing with drought and resultant wildfires. Water conservation is being encouraged in drought stricken areas and people are trying to figure out how to manage and prevent flooding in others.
I like the story in John about the Samaritan woman and Jesus. He was thirsty and asked her for a drink of water when he saw her at a well. She was shocked that a Jewish man would ask a Samaritan woman for water because the Jews at the time refused to have anything to do with the Samaritans.
Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.”
“But sir, you don’t have a rope or a bucket,” she said, “and this well is very deep. Where would you get this living water? And besides, do you think you’re greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us this well? How can you offer better water than he and his sons and his animals enjoyed?”
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 4:10-14 (NLT)