Monday, August 10, 2015

Fulfill my thirst

John 4:7-15
A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” (His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?” (Jews do not share things in common with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” The woman said to him, “Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? Are you greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us the well, and with his sons and his flocks drank from it?”Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water.”

Loving Lord,
how often I miss the point.
You offer life giving water
that has eternal significance,
but too often I am focused
only on my temporary thirst.

Not that you think my thirst for water is unimportant,
but you see a bigger picture,
a wider view,
a fullness of life.

Today, O Living Water,
fulfill my thirst for a drink,
fulfill my thirst for well-being,
fulfill my thirst for fullness of life in you.

Flow through my soul today
so that others may know
your love in full measure.

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