Others The Water Of Life
drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water
that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting
life. John 4:14
In His talk with the Samaritan woman, instead of disparaging Jacob’s
well, Christ presented something better. . . . He turned the conversation
to the treasure He had to bestow, offering the woman something better than
she possessed, even living water, the joy and hope of the gospel.
How much interest Christ manifested in this one woman! How earnest and eloquent
were His words! When the woman heard them, she left her waterpot and went
into the city, saying to those she met, “Come, see a man, which told
me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?” We read that
many of the Samaritans of that city believed on Him. And who can estimate
the influence that these words have exerted for the saving of souls in the
years that have passed since then!
Jesus came in personal contact with men. He did not stand aloof and apart
from those who needed His help. He entered the homes of men, comforted the
mourner, healed the sick, aroused the careless, and went about doing good.
And if we follow in the footsteps of Jesus, we must do as He did. We must
give men the same kind of help that He did.
The Lord desires that His word of grace shall be brought home to every soul.
To a great degree this must be accomplished by personal labor. This was Christ’s
method. His work was largely made up of personal interviews. He had a faithful
regard for the one-soul audience. Through that one soul the message was often
extended to thousands. . . . There are multitudes who will never be reached
by the gospel unless it is carried to them.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 52, 53.