Summary: Jesus was talking about our thirst for God. That is a thirst that only he can satisfy. When Jesus is in our hearts, he satisfies our thirst for God and we will never be thirsty again.
Good morning boys and girls!
Do you see this glass of water that I have here by the pulpit? Why do you think I have it here?
Well, sometimes I get thirsty just like all of you. I get very thirsty when I preach sermons because I’m talking all the time. We also get thirsty when we exercise a lot or on a hot day or when we’re eating food. This water is very good for us.
There is another type of water that is just as good for us. Can anyone tell me what it is? It is the living water that Jesus offers to all of us. For example, in John 4:5-42 Jesus offered living water to the woman at the well. One day Jesus was walking through a town in Samaria. He was hot and tired so he sat down beside a well to rest. A woman came to the well to get some water, and Jesus asked her to give him a drink. She was surprised that Jesus spoke to her because Jews did not usually speak to Samaritans.
She asked him why he asked her for a drink since he was a Jew and she was a Samaritan. Jesus said that if she knew who was asking her for a drink, she would ask him for a drink and he would give her living water. In response, she asked how he could give her living water when he did not have anything to get water with. Jesus said, “Whoever drinks the water from this well will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never be thirsty again.”
Isn’t that great! We would never have to be thirsty again. Jesus was talking about our thirst for God. That is a thirst that only he can satisfy. When Jesus is in our hearts, he satisfies our thirst for God and we will never be thirsty again.
Let us close our eyes and bow our heads for a moment of prayer. Dear God, thank you for giving us living water. May this living water always satisfy our thirst, and may we never be thirsty again. In Jesus’ name we pray, AMEN.