Monday, June 29, 2020
When I returned home from my fishing trip on Saturday, I noticed the corn field across from my house. It seemed the corn had grown at least a foot in a week. Later that day, after a hot day of sunshine, I noticed the leaves of the corn beginning to curl a little. It’s a built-in drought protection mechanism designed by our marvelous Creator. It reduces the amount of leaf exposure to the sun, slowing the photosynthesis process, and preserving the limited moisture. It is the corn plant’s way of saying, “Give me a drink.”
John 4:5-7 (Jesus) came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour. A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.”
Well, the corn is getting a drink today. Not only the corn, but everything else as well. When I left the house at 5:30 I could see the thunderstorm to the west. By the time I arrived at the office it was pouring. I had to park my car on the sidewalk under the entrance canopy just so I could get into the building. This is more than a drink. But when it’s over, and the heat returns this week, more drinks will be needed.
After asking the woman for a drink, Jesus begins to explain to her that He can provide water that will permanently quench the inner thirst of people. Jesus provides living water.
John 4:13-14 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
The world is in crisis. People are thirsty. There is a drought of satisfying water. There is a collective cry for a drink. Please share the Living Water you have with as many as possible.