Have you ever wondered where your drinking water comes from? The practice of digging water wells began with early human civilization. Archaeologists have discovered the oldest wells in Israel, China, and India. Until 1808, people dug wells by hand. This was very labor-intensive, and such a well would be handed over to next generations, as was Jacob’s well Samaria, about 40 meters deep, the well lined with rock, and today, covered by a building.
Genesis 24:11 tells us that women went out to draw water in the evening, using vessels made of either clay or animal skins attached to a rope. As in Genesis, Jesus meets with a Samaritan woman, thirsty he asks her for water, uncommon for a Jew to ask a Samaritan. John 4:10 Jesus answered, “If you only knew what God gives and who it is that is asking you for a drink, you would ask him, and he would give you life-giving water.” Today the same comment is relevant, “If only you knew that Jesus is only a prayer away, you would ask and receive”.
One is more inclined to look for the complex solutions, often playing with thoughts and worries instead of concentrating on the one who gives life giving water. The water of Life Jesus gives will alter the thinking patterns, enhance stress capability, could even energize the body. No need to dig a well, or even work hard for this water, just ask to receive, pray with faith, believe that God knows best.
Dear Father, in your name and in that of your Son, we know mountains can be moved. This mountain I face today, I ask you to move it please so that I can get passed and be happy. I believe in Jesus, Amen. Dr Cliff Ferguson – Shalom Centurion.