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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Come Sit by the Well


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Come, Sit by the Well


Did Jesus get weary physically in His travels? Of course, He did. The disciple John relates one such incidence in John 4, “Eventually He came to the Samaritan village of Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime.” (Verses 5-6 NLT) He sat at the well of the father to rest and recuperate, to quench His thirst.


Did you ever feel like that? Thirsty? Fainting? Tired? Need recharging? Just as it is possible to get weary physically, it is equally possible to get weary spiritually.


David did. He said to the Lord, “My soul thirsts for You; my whole body longs for You in this parched and weary land where there is no water,” (Ps. 63:1b NLT) and “I reach out for You. I thirst for You as parched land thirsts for rain.” (Ps 143:6 NLT)


As Jesus thirsted and sat by the well, He spoke of the Living Water to the woman, who also thirsted, “People soon become thirsty again after drinking this water. But the water I give them takes away thirst altogether. It becomes a perpetual spring within them, giving them eternal life.” (John 4:13-14 NLT)


Not yet recognizing her own spiritual thirst or Jesus’ meaning, she said, “‘Please, sir,’ the woman said, ‘give me some of that water! Then I’ll never be thirsty again.’” (John 4:15 NLT)

When we, today, read this account in our Bibles, we understand that the Lord’s offering of refreshing, spiritual waters, is not from without, but from within, as an oasis on the backside of the scorched Sahara desert.


As Christians, we have the privilege of sitting by the well of our Father when we crave this Living Water for our arid spirits, lowering our buckets into that well to quench our spiritual thirst, to regain our strength and power, and to rest until every thought of care, confusion, or depression is lifted.


Questions for Reflection:

When you become tired from your journey, and your weary soul shrivels up, feeling bone-dry, what do you do? When every last drop of spiritual vitality has evaporated, do you take advantage of the opportunity to sit by the well? If so, into which well do you dip your bucket to replenish your parched spirit and soul? Into the world’s well of lifeless drivel or the Father’s well of Living Water?

When in your arid condition, do you hear the Lord whisper His invitation to you, “Come, sit by the well”?

Prayer:


Lord, when life’s trials and schedules overwhelm me, remind me to come sit with You by the well of the Father, that I may drink of those thirst-quenching, Living Waters to replenish my soul and spirit. Amen.


In Him,

Lynn


After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia eight years ago, Lynn Mosher felt the Lord speaking to her heart to write for Him. Since then, she has continued to hone her ability and to use her gift for the glory of the Lord and the benefit of others. She lives with her husband in their empty nest in Kentucky, and occasionally, the three offspring who have flown the coop drop by to visit, accompanied by a lovable son-in-law, and a precocious granddaughter, who constantly tells Lynn she needs a pet.


You'll also find Lynn at her personal blog.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Cami said...

Excellent devotional, Lynn. Oh to be like the woman at the well, and to believe Jesus when He says, "My water will satisfy you forever"!

August 17, 2008 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger Untypically Jia said...

Beautiful. I just love when water is brought in as a metaphor. It's always so real and understanding.

August 17, 2008 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

Such a lovely devotion, bless you.

August 17, 2008 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger Starr said...

Wonderful devotion! I can relate so much! I, too suffer from fibromyalgia and have for 15 years.
I'm sure we have alot in common.
Your words today touched my heart.
Blessings,
Starr

August 18, 2008 at 8:08 PM  

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