Jesus said, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again.”

(John Chapter 4:13-14)

Jesus came to a town in Samaria called Sychar. Jacob’s well was there, Jesus was tired from the journey and sat down by the well.

A Samaritan woman came to the well to take water. She arrived at the Well when there was no other women there. This suggests she was not accepted by other women in her town.

Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink of water?” The Samaritan woman replied, “How can I give you a drink of water. You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan.” Jesus said to the Samarian woman, “If you only knew who was asking you for the drink of water, you would not hesitate to give it to him. And if you had asked him he would have given you living water.”

“How that is possible since you have nothing to draw the water with and the Well is deep?” asked the woman.

“Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again but whoever drinks the water I give them will never be thirst again”, replied Jesus.

The Samaritan woman asked, “Please can I have this water so that I may never have to come to the Well again.”

 Jesus said to the woman, “Please call your husband”  “I haven’t got a husband,” replied the woman.

“You have spoken the truth, replied Jesus.” You have been married five times but now you are living with a man.” The woman replied, “Sir you are a prophet you have told me the truth about myself.”

We never know who the person is we are having a conversation with.  Jesus did not judge the Samaritans woman. The woman didn’t know Jesus was the Messiah the son of the most high God. Her refusal to give Jesus a drink of water shows the ugly side of discrimination. The Jews and the Samaritans did not get on. We should never discriminate because the person asking us for a drink of water is of a different nationality to us. We have to always bear in mind the person who has asked for our help could be an angel disguised as a human being.

Jesus talks to the woman about giving her the living water so that she may never thirst again. What is this living water? The woman was in her sixth relationship and had never been really satisfied. Jesus talks about the satisfaction he gives which no one else can give.

We can spend all out time looking for satisfaction in drugs, sex, alcohol and materialism and never find it. The rolling stones sang that song, “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction.” Today the problem is people ‘Chop and Change’ very quickly. We move from one thing to another to find satisfaction. It is true to say we were made for relationship with God.

Jesus talks to the Samaritan woman about the living water. Jesus said to her, “I am the Living water. He who drinks of me will never thirst again.” The Samaritan woman had been in five relationships which had not worked and she was now in her sixth relationship.  The relationships had not satisfied her.

Jesus is saying only a relationship with God can satisfy you.  This does not mean all your problems will disappear but you can have a relationship with God. A deep inner peace which this world can’t give you.

Dear Jesus

I come to you

The Living water

Please satisfy my inner most needs.

Please take away from me the desire for the things of this world.


By harbajan (servant of Jesus) 14/01/2023.