In this passage, Jesus painted a lovely picture of salvation. The salvation offered by Jesus is like an artesian well that doesn’t have to be pumped. It gushes forth all the time.
Unfortunately, not every Christian’s experience is identical to Jesus’ description. Many people are more familiar with an ancient pump that has to be pumped and pumped. They must take a break as soon as a trickle of water arrives. The water level drops. Then they must begin again from the beginning.
Jesus, on the other hand, said that we would never be thirsty again. This does not imply that one drink satisfies us for the rest of our lives. However, as long as we continue to drink from this fountain of life on a daily basis, we will always be refreshed. His life-giving well is there for all to see, but we must be the ones who take a drink.
There have been many times in my life that I have felt spiritually dry. Invariably this has been caused by what I have been drinking. Too much CCN, FOX, or CBS. Too much talk radio.
When we exchange the living water that only Jesus can give for other things, our spiritual dryness increases. It’s not a problem with the living water that Jesus provides when a Christian thirsts again; it’s an indication that we’ve been drinking from another source.
Isaiah 12:3 “With joy you will drink deeply from the fountain of salvation!”
Pastor Duke Taber and his wife Sue pastor Mesquite Worship Center located at 140 Riverside Rd. Ste D. in the Sherwin Williams Building. You can join them Sunday’s at 10:00 AM, 6:00 PM and Wednesday’s at 7:00. Absolutely everyone is welcome and you can come as you are.