Saturday, 9 October 2021
Title: Jesus is an endless source of living water, and can supply this depleted world.
Author: Pastor Johnson Chong
Translator: Margaret Ong
John 4:13~14 “Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
There are millions of people of all kinds in the world, but they have one thing in common, that is, they are all thirsty, and they are all looking for water to drink. There is also a lot of water in the world. In addition to natural large rivers, small rivers, lakes, and seas, people have also dug many wells, but none of them seem to quench people’s thirst. Some water can quench people’s thirst for a while, but they will long for another drink again later; some water after drinking will make one even more thirty. Let us have a look: people all over the world are running around, all eager and anxious, they all feel a need in their hearts, but they can not find something to satisfy. We observe that some people seem to get what they seek: some people get money, fame, love, enjoyment, knowledge and many other things. However, their hearts are still empty and inadequate. With anxiety and disappointment, although the heart is small but dissatisfied. Even if the whole world is swallowed up, there is still empty room. Even when all the water in the world is drunk, they still feel thirsty. Some people may have little desires and are content with just a few things, but that is compared to his pitiful situation at the time, it seems like (in the metaphor) the rich man in the underworld, only asking for a little bit of water to cool his tongue.
People are thirsty, and the reason is very simple. This is not only because people’s desires are not filled, but those who want to satisfy their fleshly desires will never be satisfied. They can only add fuel to the fire to make the desires more intense, and it is the fleshly desires that are obtained. Even after being satisfied, there is still a kind of hunger and thirst in the human heart. It is the hunger and thirst of the soul. It is not the material world, which can be satisfied by the physical relationship. The human mind will feel alone in the crowd, feeling lonely among relatives, chills in the heyday and tears in the carnival. What is the reason?
If the soul has not found God, it has not found its origin and pillar to rely on. It is like a homeless prodigal son, and there will be no rest. Without eternal life, the soul has no destination and purpose. How can a soul not be anxious, when it is like a boat drifting in the sea? Only the water given by the Lord Jesus comes from the throne of God, and people will never thirst after drinking this water of life, because the water God “shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life .”
Prayer: Lord! Pray for the Lord to help us, let our lives become a fountain, have the courage to witness the Lord, be filled with the Holy Spirit, and glorify the name of the Lord. Let us joyfully drink the fountain of salvation, always delight in Jehovah in our hearts, let our faith leap forward, “shall mount up with wings as eagles”( Isaiah 40:31), and take heaven as our abode. Thank you for praying and asking, in the holy name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen!