The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,… – John 4:28
Much has been written and said about this encounter between Jesus and the samaritan woman at the water-well. A woman that had a religious belief, evidenced by her declaration of where worship should take place. But what was evidently clear, was the thirst she had in her life. Her past and her present were a constant reminder of it. And in this scene we see her being asked for some water by the same One that could quench the thirst of her soul and change the direction of her life.
Her mind was referencing a different kind of life. She was using her current status, her current thirst, her current lack, to interpret the words that Jesus was speaking into her life. If she only knew, who was speaking to her! But after this encounter her eyes were opened and her life was changed. She had been confronted with the truth and had been loved at the same time. She had been seeking for love in many places and from many men, to be left every time thirsty and unloved. But today this was different. The way she satisfied her thirst was new to her. That day she left at the well, her old way of fulfilling her thirst, of fulfilling her soul. She left the waterpot. She left her old ways when she was confronted with the Water of Life.
You might be in a moment of life where you are tired of trying and trying many different ways of fulfilling your soul. You are tired of the same situation, you are tired of the struggle, of realizing that being religious does not satisfy your deep desire for relationship; a relationship with God. When we realize that what we need is more, we leave our old ways of fulfilling our needs. We need to open our hearts and surrender it to God.
The call to action today is not a religious ceremony, nor a penitence to show your devotion, but a step of surrender. A conscious action of leaving the ways that you relied upon to fill your soul. An act of leaving the waterpot you have been carrying all of your life. You won’t need it anymore. So today, leave it at the well and go on with a new direction.
No more thirst, no more emptiness, no more despair nor sorrow. Leave the waterpot of empty promises for the The Water of Life that will fill your waterless soul with unending love. Leave the waterpot.
“BREATHE expectantly, LIVE confidently and MOVE Boldly”
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Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.