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A Summer Thirst

Remember as a kid, playing out in the yard with your buddies in the middle of the hot, summer day, dying for a sip of water? You knew going to the kitchen was too far, so you resorted to drinking something closer; you just drank water out of the garden hose.

I was thinking back to all the times I drank from a hose as a kid: at my house, my friend's house, the farm, my grandmothers. All of these were just regular hoses that when you turned on the faucet, water flowed. Well, water would only flow if the hose had no kink or anything crushing the line.

I have never thought much about drinking out of a garden hose before and you’re probably wondering the same thing: why I am talking about a hose? BUT you will follow in a second.

This blog is short, because my thought is pretty simple, but may open your eyes.

This thought came to me as I was reading John 4.

  • Jesus saw a Samaritan woman at the well and asked for her to draw some water for Him.

  • The woman replies that Samaritans do not associate with Jews.

  • Jesus then replies and says that if she knew who He was, she would have asked Him for living water.

  • She then rebuttals and says that He has nothing to draw water with.

Then Jesus says the verse that kind of shook me:

“Jesus answered, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.’” (John 4:7-14)

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