The woman left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, (John 4:28)
Read: Joshua 18:1 – 19:48
Relate: My cousin posted a picture of a modern version of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs today that earned a chuckle and probably got me thinking along these lines. I’ve seen this pyramid since high school and I’m sure I’ve talked about it and referred back to it at least once or twice in my days of preaching and teaching and writing. Even though I didn’t mention it specifically, I wrote on wants and needs just a week or two back in a couple posts. (Like Never Thirst) The Samaritan woman probably didn’t “want” to be at that well. But she couldn’t live without water. This whole conversation started because she showed up to get some water from this well and Jesus, who was already there, was thirsty as well. So read verse 28 again. Look at what she left behind when she headed back to town.
React: The wifi at the bottom of this picture is humorous but there is a greater, more basic need than even air and water, food and shelter. In Him we live and move and have our very being. God in our lives is of greater import than even the water we drink. His presence is more essential than the very air we breathe. Without Him, we haven’t truly come alive.
God, I need You. More than anything… more than everything, I need You. Help me ever to live aware of, and longing for more of, Your presence in my life. You are my life.