Give Me a Drink - 4 Years a Dream

Updated: Mar 26, 2019

What are the odds

that I will, by a well, my savior meet

by this well, I lay my burden, at His feet

but first, His needs I must meet



A very long time ago, by Joseph’s well, a promiscuous woman met the son of God. The conversation that ensues creates a catalogue of spiritual insight. Stories in a story, that can enlighten the heart about Satisfaction, a reluctance to submit to God, faith, worship and service.


The son of God and a loose woman should have had a different theme - fire and brimstone, hell and the shape of it, repentance or really as the disciples thought in their hearts, there should have been no words between them at all.


But Jesus shows the beauty of grace and redemption, an epitome of uncleanness is transformed in an instant into an evangelist of souls, a gateway to salvation - because she met a savior (John 4:29&30). The meeting itself carries a lesson on the call, how Christ can transform the worst of us, through His loving grace, into instruments and vessels for His use if we simply subject our hearts and persons to Him.


Jesus meets every one of us at some point and asks ‘Give me a drink’, we now know that Christ wasn’t asking for water at all, He was asking the woman to do His will, metaphorically connecting to a sense of need. In saying, “If thou knew 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.” He repeats Matthew 11:29-30 “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light”. Christ is simply asking for her service and as soon as she gets the message, she doesn’t give Christ water, she goes to call the entire village which is the real thirst of Christ.


This short narrative is a personal bible study on the theme story of John 4 and there are lessons within the text for everyone associated with Christ. Jesus, as we have seen, is willing to fill us with the river of life that never runs dry, however he does ask first that we do His will and He points the samaritan woman directly to this conclusion through the discuss that ensues in the text.


Here we discuss the distraction from people, the importance of faith, addictions and finally we discuss the true art of worship

Jesus meets every one of us at some point and asks ‘Give me a drink’, we now know that Christ wasn’t asking for water at all, He was asking the woman to do His will, metaphorically connecting to a sense of need. In saying, “If thou knew 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.” He repeats Matthew 11:29-30 “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light”. Christ is simply asking for her service and as soon as she gets the message, she doesn’t give Christ water, she goes to call the entire village which is the real thirst of Christ.


This short narrative is a personal bible study on the theme story of John 4 and there are lessons within the text for everyone associated with Christ. Jesus, as we have seen, is willing to fill us with the river of life that never runs dry, however he does ask first that we do His will and He points the samaritan woman directly to this conclusion through the discuss that ensues in the text.


Here we discuss the distraction from people, the importance of faith, addictions and finally we discuss the true art of worship


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