Thought for the Week

DO YOU recall being told at school that the chemical symbol for water was H2O?

Also that a large percentage of the body was made up of water? My young mind had difficulty with that one, and my imagination ran riot.

Where indeed, though, would we be without water?

We need it for drinking and cooking with, for washing and bathing ourselves, for washing-up, for washing clothes and for swimming in.

We have it in streams, rivers, lakes and lochs, seas and oceans.

Certainly in the past year we have had it falling from the heavens in abundance. We would die without it, though we could have done without quite so much recently.

More importantly than this though, is the water Jesus spoke about over two thousand years ago, and His words are still true to this day.

John’s Gospel, Chapter 4, tells about how Jesus spoke with a Samaritan woman at a well where she had come to draw water.

Jesus said to her: “Will you give me a drink?” and she answered: “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” At that time Jews did not associate with Samaritans.

Jesus answered her: “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked Him and He would have given you living water.”

Anyone who drinks ordinary water will become thirsty again, but for anyone who accepts Jesus as their Lord, the water He gives will become, in that person, a spring of water which never dries up and which leads to eternal life.

As Jesus had also told the woman things about herself that he could not have possibly known unless He was the Son of God, she then went on her way testifying, and this led to many more Samaritans accepting Him as their Lord.

Just as this woman’s life changed, so does ours if we accept His love and try to live our lives led and guided by Him.

If we hunger and thirst after righteousness, we shall indeed be filled.

Joan Christie

Montrose Baptist Church