“Whoever drinks of the water I (Jesus) give them will never be thirsty again. The water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
When was the last time you took a different route home or to the store – just for a change of scenery? I’ve done it – just to mix it up. Jesus was on a journey to Galilee and decided to go an unusual way – through Samaria. It was there that He found a well and sat by it, because He was thirsty. While sitting there a Samaritan woman came to get some water and the two had a conversation that would totally transform her life.
Jesus revealed Himself to her as the Messiah and she believed. She went home and told everyone about Him. Then they came out and they too believed. An entire town was changed just because Jesus went a different way.
Life transformation doesn’t have to take much – it just has to take a willingness to go a different way. Jesus is ready and waiting to meet you there too. He is just waiting to have that conversation with you – to tell you about the water He has to offer you, the life you could live. We are all creatures of habit and it is easy to get stuck in our ways, but what happens if you take a chance and go a different way. Just maybe you will meet Jesus by the well and your life will never be the same.
So, where are you headed? Are you willing to try a different direction? Ready to hang out with Jesus and drink the water He has to give you?
Praying we all go the way Jesus is leading and that we meet Him along the way!
Pastor Matt Huff leads Portland Central Nazarene Church. He loves being in ministry and seeing lives transformed by the power of Christ.