Notes from the Journey with the Disciples – 46

46. But whoever drinks the water I will give him will never thirst (John 4:13).

The intriguing turn of the conversation confronts us with a question, “Why are we thirsting?” If we have laid hold of the eternal life Jesus has provided, why do we chase after other satisfactions? Living water comes with an extraordinary promise of complete satisfaction and yet we allow ourselves to be driven by other lusts. We want attention, wealth, and authority and we live largely unsatisfied lives even when we lay hold of such things. Living water can only satisfy if we allow it to flow through every part of our lives. If we continue to focus on what we don’t have, we will never be content with or even grateful for what we do have.

 

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