Is there no oasis of optimism where we can find refreshment?
In a distant land where hateful prejudice is baked into the culture, a nameless woman stands at an ancient well in the searing, midday heat, drawing her day’s supply of water. A stranger surprisingly asks her for a drink. She’s a woman, a second-class gender, a Gentile at that. And he’s a Jew.
To her amazement, he says if she knew who he was and would but ask, he’d give her water that would slake her thirst forever. Without hesitation she responds, “Sir, give me that water!”
She didn’t have to look far to find Good News. It was right there, in her dusty, daily rounds, not where you’d normally go to meet your Maker. Meetings like this can happen anywhere, any time, even now.
Have you asked Jesus for a thirst-ending drink?
“… those who drink the water that I will give them will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give them will become in them a spring which will provide them with life-giving water and give them eternal life.” John 4:14