Jesus sat at a well of water and talked to a woman.

“Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” John 4:10

 Many people today live in complete ignorance of God and the life He offers.  Then there are those who think they know what it is about, but who have had a delusion presented to them.

 To find out God’s offer to every human being, you need to turn to the Bible.  When you say the Bible, many unfortunately get a feeling like, “that boring and uninteresting book”.  This too is a delusion.

 What is it about then?

 God’s love has been revealed to us when God’s Son, Jesus, took our punishment of sin, on the cross.  God took the initiative and now offers us the remission of sins.  We can get a clean conscience and experience God’s love, when we choose to believe in Jesus.

 When you believe in Jesus, you become a child of God.  The Spirit of God moves into your heart and you are filled with the love of God.  Jesus compared it to living water.

 The woman Jesus spoke to thought He meant normal water.  She did not yet know the gift of God and who it was that spoke to her.

“Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water that I shall give him will become in him a well of water springing up into eternal life.” John 4:13-14

 The words in the Bible are written by people, but they are words inspired by God.  The woman did not understand at first, but later, who it was that spoke to her.  As you read the Bible, understand that you then receive words from God, the Creator of heaven and earth.  And the offer in this case is that you can get a well within you.  A well that is springing up and never run dry.  Then you do not have to search here or there.  You then have a gift of life within you.  The Spirit of God wants to dwell in you.  He wants to help you live the Christian life.  That’s wonderful.  A gift of life, peace, love and joy.  All because of what Jesus has done for us through His death and resurrection.  This my friend, it outclasses this world’s poor wells.  Sin loses its attraction when you taste God’s gift.

 How to receive God’s gift?

“Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” John 4:10

 “… you would have asked Him” – Ask Jesus for the living water

 “… and He would have given you living water”.  – Jesus gives you life when you ask Him.

 You don’t have to understand everything, but you can know for sure that God only gives good gifts.  Receive the living water today.  It cleanses you and gives you new strength and life.  Open the Bible and read more about the exciting life with Jesus.

 God bless you.

 / David Billström