John 4:11(AMP) 11 She said to Him, “Sir, [a]You have nothing to draw with [no bucket and rope] and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water?
In the early hours of the morning, I asked the Lord to show me what he wanted to share with the ladies. The Lord showed me the following verse (John 4:11) and my heart was moved. I was seeking his face for you but little did I know that He was also ministering to me.
How many women ask, “How God, are you going to help me? Am I even worth it? How many women are wearing a mask to cover up the pain? How many women are smiling in public but behind closed doors are hurting? Have you not seen the wrong done to me? Where is my vindication?
It is amazing how the revelation of one verse makes a powerful impact. I’ve heard the Samaritan story over and over. It helped me discover my identity at a time when I didn’t have one. Now, it is a story about discovering issues that are forgotten, suppressed or unknown and allowing God to deal with them once and for all.
The Samaritan woman asked Jesus how he was going to draw the water. The well was deep and he didn’t have any rope or a bucket. From her perspective, it looked impossible. However, it was a symbolic situation. She was asking, “Jesus how are you going to get deep down into this pain, pass through all this junk way down inside of me and pull out all that has built up over the years?”
History of the well
This well had been there since the time of her ancestors. It was designed to last generations and built with an idea of a sturdy foundation . It’s purpose was to provide water and to sustain life. But in order to bring the design to pass, they had to clear an area, dig deep and remove all the dirt, weeds, and other junk. After they cleaned out the hole, then they began to build the foundation.
However, throughout the years we don’t know if the well was maintained. We can only assume that every once in awhile, someone took the time to clean the well. There is a possibility that heavy rains, sand storms, floods or animals, altered the purpose of the well. Instead of providing water, it now turned to a holding well of junk.
If you were to look at that well, you would notice that it has been around for years. You can see the rocks begin to shift, cracks, moss growing along the inside, and the water very shallow (if any). It looks old and dirty, like something you wouldn’t want to drink from. The foundation has also lost its durability.
That well is the same as our soul. We were created to drink from the living water. We were created to have constant fellowship with our creator. Yet, over time, we slowly allowed it to fill with junk and gunk.
We have allowed the living water, the life source to be destroyed. Rather then serving our purpose, we have conformed to the situations or circumstances around us. We have taken on that identity rather than what we were created to be.
The moss represents years of build up. The years of hurt, bitterness, and pain stay lingering around because we allow it. Instead of dealing with the root of the problem, we allow the moss to multiply and give it the authority to take more ground. It begins to weave its way throughout the well, seeping into the creases of the rocks until it makes it way to the water. Then it begins to suck out the (living) water that was meant for us.
Our ears begin to close to the voice of God. Our eyes can no longer see His glory like once before. Our mouths become dry like the well, no longer able to praise Him.
The Living Water
However, Jesus came to give us back what was already ours. Only difference is, we have forgotten and sometimes need to be reminded.
John 4: 10 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.”…..13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
The living water Jesus gives, heals. It is a constant flow of pure, unaltered, unconditional love. It brings forth life in abundance. It restores. It renews. The supply is unending.
It is time to deal with those issues. It is time to allow God to go down deep inside. It is time to allow Him to start removing the moss build up and start allowing him to begin the restoration. It is time to allow him to start digging into the crevasses. Allow him to pull out the roots of pain, injustice, and hurt.
Yes, I know it will hurt. Just like restoring a well to its natural beauty, there is a time of vulnerability. But it is in that time of vulnerability that God heals, restores, and rebuilds.
Are you ready? He is!……………….. Blessings.