As I was studying the talk Certain Women by Linda Burton earlier this week, I was struck by the story of the Woman at the Well. I love the imagery the Savior shares in these verses. He is the Living Water.
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
I’ll admit that sometimes during this busy season of my life I find myself feeling thirsty. Thirsty for peace and quiet and a connection to Christ. My study this week reminded me that as I try each day to spend time with my Father in Heaven, I am drinking little drops of Living Water. While it may not be the rushing waterfall I might receive if I could spend my days immersed in scripture, it is enough. It is enough to keep me afloat through days of teaching and training little ones, cleaning up never-ending messes and sneaking in time for myself in the cracks.
Sisters, when we have become distracted, doubtful, discouraged, sinful, sorrowful, or soul-stretched, may we accept the Lord’s invitation to drink of His living water, as did the certain woman at the well, inviting others to do the same as we bear our own certain witness: “Is not this the Christ?”–Linda K Burton