Finding Love in the Right Place!
Have you been searching for love? Are you tired of failed relationships? Do you want to experience the thrill of real love? Would you like to find a good man to sweep you off your feet and take you beyond the stars?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, then follow me to the place where you can find them all. I guarantee that you will live happily ever after. Yes, it is true! I will tell you a story about a woman who receive this beautiful love and much more.
There was a woman who lived in Samaria. She did not have many friends because most people scorned her lifestyle. She was not a bad person she only wanted to find genuine love, and so she searched for it.
She looked for it in the only place that she taught she could find it – in the arms of a man. As one relationship after the other failed, she quickly brushed off her disappointments and went searching again until sadly she had five failed marriages.
Finally, she decided to live with the current man to prove his love for her before she marries him.
One evening she decided to visit the well to catch her daily supply of water. She deliberately went to the well at the sixth hour because all the other ladies of the village went to the well at an earlier time.
She chose to go late because she did not want to face the ridicule and gossip of the other ladies. As she hurriedly drew the water from the well, she was unaware that someone was watching her. Suddenly she heard the deep voice of a man saying, “Give me a drink of water?”
The Samaritan woman jumped so quickly that she almost lost her balance and fell into the well. She looked at the tired raggedy man and immediately recognized that he was a Jew. So she quickly returned to her labor because she had no intention of obeying him. After all weren’t the Jews and Samaritans enemies? She could not possibly give water to the enemy.
“If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water,” said the man to her.
Immediately the woman put aside her water pot and went closer to looked at this man. Was this man greater that their father Jacob – her forefather who dug this well? He had nothing to catch the water from this deep well yet here he was offering her water.
She voiced her thoughts aloud to him, and he replied.
“Whosever drink of this literal water will thirst again but whoever drink of the water that I will give him will never ever thirst again because my water will be like a well springing up inside you and give you everlasting life’’
As the man finished the last phrase, the woman jumped excitedly crying, “Give me some! Give me some! I want some of that water so that I will never thirst again and I do not have to come to this dreadful place.”
She could hardly control her excitement as she pleaded with him for this precious water. However, the gentleman waved his arms at her as if to calm her eagerness.
“Not so fast my friend!” He motioned to her to come closer to him then he continued. “Go, call your husband and I will teach you some things.”
The woman looked at him flabbergasted. She opened her mouth as if to say something then closed it again. She turned away from him as if she was about to walk away. Her shoulder slumped dejectedly.
Then she faltered. She gave a huge sigh and turned back to the Master. “I have no husband” she whispered in a small voice. She swallowed a painful lumped in her throat and then the tears began to flow.
She was never a cry baby, but the look of tenderness that was on this stranger’s face became her undoing. She just had to pour her all to him. So her tears became her prayers, and this strange man seemed to understand and even more strangely he cared.
He motioned for her to sit beside him and gently told her about her past. Even though she had failed, it was not over because he did not condemn her. He wanted to give her a future and a hope. He taught her true love and guided her to the correct form of worship that transcends to our generation and beyond.
They were so engrossed in their conversation that they forgot that they were hungry and thirsty. The word of God is our food and drink that will sustain us and give us everlasting life. It is the tree of life.
After the woman received all the knowledge of God she rushed home to tell all of the people in the city of Samaria. She could not keep this new love to herself; it must be spread.
The Samaritans then begged Jesus to stay in their city for a while to teach them his words of wisdom. They all believed him and received his words not just because of the testimony of the woman but because they heard the words of Christ for themselves and they accepted that he was indeed the Christ – the Savior of the world.
I trust that you too will listen to the voice of God calling you to Him for a drink of living water. I assure you that you will never thirst again.
The references of this story are found in St John 4; Jeremiah 29:11.
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