JESUS OFFERS A WAY FORWARD
Bubbling, bursting, flowing, gushing.
That blinking cursor in Microsoft word mocks the writer whose deadline is in two hours. That long line of cars mocks the driver who is late for his work interview.
That positive test result mocks the patient trying to stay alive. Life sometimes truly is Life sometimes truly is blocked, dysfunctional, or stagnant. There was this woman who had been married and divorced 5 times. Dysfunctional love life. She was ashamed to show her face among her neighbours. Blocked social life. She was a woman with no honour in a time when honour was all that a woman had. Stagnant future. She was drinking, and drinking, and drinking water, and yet remained thirsty. Jesus told her that he can give her everlasting water – water that if she drank it she would not be thirsty anymore!