Last time, we took at look at God’s TRUTH. I hope that message got you thinking and looking for God’s truths … our guide to the WAY we should go and to the LIFE we should live.
So many of us and so many times, we take LIFE for granted. But when life is threatened it will sends shock waves of fear into the heart, if not the very souls of men. Yet this most valuable gift called LIFE, which God chose to clothed us in, is as fragile as earthen jars of clay and we must never take it for granted.
2 Corinthians 4:7
We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.
As fragile as life is, I thank God that LIFE is in strong hands, His hands. We are to be a witness to this world that God is the giver of LIFE and LIFE ETERNAL.
LIFE IS PRECIOUS
When God created all life He created it out of one purpose, LOVE. It was out of His great love that He made man. He provided everything that mankind would need to sustain his life. However, His creation was not created so that the bond between mankind and his creator could ever be separated. Yet by the choice of one man’s free will to sin by disobeying, God broke that bond and left a hole in all mankind. And thus we come to the meaning of LIFE.
JESUS AND A SMARITAN WOMAN
Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John— although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples. So he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee.
Now he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.
When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)
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.”
“Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”
Jesus answered, “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 waterwelling up to eternal life.”
The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”
He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”
“I have no husband,” she replied.
Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”
“Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”
“Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”
Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”
NOW FOR ANSWERS
For every question there should be an answer, right? That’s not the problem. Problems arise when we don’t like the answers. Problems arise when we choose not to accept it. That’s where faith comes in concerning the TRUTH. The word of God says that each of us have been given a measure of faith by God.
The lady at the well came looking for water or so she thought. What she really needed was answers. The water she came for could only temporarily sustain life. The water that Jesus offered her gave LIFE and LIFE eternal.
The lady who had came to draw life sustaining water at the well had no idea that she would come face to face with her creator, the well of living waters. Jesus was at the well to give not to receive. And what He gave this despised Samaritan women was eternal life, a gift from God to those who seek it. How often have we gone searching for one thing only to find another. If we’re not careful, we’ll fail to see that what we were looking for is right before us. Jesus was the answer back then and He’s the answer right now!
I guess my reasons for sharing all of this with you, my readers, is to simply stir your hearts to believe in the giver of all LIFE, who is none other then God almighty. Are you looking for answers? The answer is simple. John 14:6 I am the WAY and the TRUTH and the LIFE. No one comes to the Father except through me. Because of Jesus, we can go to our heavenly Father for all we have need of … all our questions, all our worries, all our concerns, all our fears, all our wants … everything!