“The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.” Psalm 16:5
The other night, I had such an unquenchable thirst. I just kept drinking water and it wouldn’t go away. It was not a pleasant feeling. I wondered how much water I was going to have to drink for it to go away. I just wanted satisfaction!
In reading verse 5, I quickly thought of the woman at the well.
Jesus said to the woman, “if you knew the gift of God, and who is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would ask him, and he would give you living water.”
The woman was confused and only looking at the external. Jesus then went on to expose the spiritual and what he was rightly speaking to.
This lady had had 5 husbands and another one in the works.
This lady clearly was trying to fill her cup with something that would never satisfy.
One husband, then another and another…
Jesus is saying, “I’m that living water, you will not go thirsty again.” He is the only one that fills this excessive thirst within.
There is an old Christmas movie called the Bishop’s Wife with Cary Grant. Cary Grant is an angel sent down on a mission to help a couple find their way. In one scene the angel is having a drink with some others and the mortals notice that even though they are drinking, their cups keep refilling, and they never get drunk, but they are so joyful and fulfilled.
I love this scene because it’s a good attempt of an illustration of what Jesus is to us. He is all we need. We will never thirst again. Nothing else, no matter how pleasurable it is will every fully satisfy. Remember verse 4 from the previous blog, we are warned about what idols will do. When we keep drawing water from any other well, it will never do. We will be caught in a downward spiral. Jesus is saying I have a gift for you! What will you choose?!
Our future is sure when we make the choice to drink from the Well–Jesus!
“Fill my cup Lord. I lift it up Lord. Come and quench this thirsting of my soul. Bread of heaven, feed me till I want no more. Fill my cup. Fill it up and make me whole.”