FILLED BY GRACE
How much sand would someone have to consume in order to quench their thirst?
He had to go through Samaria on the way. John 4:4NLT
Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Please give me a drink.” John 4:7NLT
The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?” Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.” “But sir, you don’t have a rope or a bucket,” she said, “and this well is very deep. Where would you get this living water? And besides, do you think you’re greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us this well? How can you offer better water than he and his sons and his animals enjoyed?” Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” “Please, sir,” the woman said, “give me this water! Then I’ll never be thirsty again, and I won’t have to come here to get water.” John 4:9-15NLT
Jesus knew that he had to dredge up all the old so that it could be replaced once and for all.
“Sir,” the woman said, “you must be a prophet. So tell me, why is it that you Jews insist that Jerusalem is the only place of worship, while we Samaritans claim it is here at Mount Gerizim, where our ancestors worshiped?” John 4:19-20NLT
It’s always easier to talk about theology than our pain.
The woman said, “I know the Messiah is coming—the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus told her, “I am the Messiah!” John 4:25-26 NLT
“Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?” John 4:29 NLT
Many Samaritans from the village believed in Jesus because the woman had said, “He told me everything I ever did!” John 4:39 NLT
Nothing had changed, but she had changed.
God's response to the thirsty soul is grace.
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT
God's grace is the life of Jesus flowing through believers to sustain them through things that will not or cannot change.
A declaration of thirst is an invitation for God to quench your thirst.
Heavenly Father, I cannot ________________ but You can.