Cleaning Out the Well!
I am originally from the East Coast. Back east every now and then as you are driving you can see these old wells. You might know what I am talking about, those old wells that have stones that are usually arranged in a circle with this little roof on the top, and you could see this moss-covered bucket hanging in the middle. That’s what I am talking about. That old Northeastern well.
Have you ever had an opportunity to drink from one of those old wells? It is hard to put into words the taste of clean crisp and cool water. Kind of like that cold drink of water on a really hot day. Just pure satisfaction.
Sometimes those wells end up going out of use and they start to build up sentiments and
debris. What a process to get one of those clean. Not impossible! But a process!
Today most of our water comes from a water source miles away from where we live.
Water is life!
Did you know that you can only live for 3 days without water, before your body functions begin to shut down? Water in necessary for life!
In the Gospel of John Chapter 7, there is a description of an encounter of Jesus at the temple on the Feast of Tabernacles. This feast was celebrated in October. Six entire months had elapsed between this event and the preceding chapter. During the Feast of Tabernacles, the people dwelt in tents made of boughs on the roofs of the houses, and in the open places in or around Jerusalem. The rites of the feast recalled the miraculous interpositions of the Exodus. Water was poured forth each morning in the Temple to recall the smiting of the rock. Two candelabra, lit each evening, represented the luminous cloud which lit the Israelites by night.
Jesus, the bible records on the last day of this festival shouts and says, “If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink.” (John 7:37)
What is this water that Jesus wants us to drink? What is so special about this water that Jesus
wants to give us?
Well friends, I hope to see you this Sabbath and you can hear the rest of the story.