Living Water That Brings Eternal Peace

Based on John 4:4-19, 25-30, 40-42

After Jesus was baptized, he chose twelve men to be his closest followers. They traveled throughout the area and Jesus proclaimed the message of God’s Kingdom wherever they went. Many men and women started following Him.

While he was traveling, Jesus had to go through another country. Eventually, he came to a certain village in that country. A well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well while his followers went into the village to buy food. Soon one of the foreign women came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Please give me a drink.”The woman was surprised, because descendants of Abraham refused to have anything to do with her people. She said to Jesus, “You are a descendant of Abraham, and descendants of Abraham hate my people. Why are you asking me for a drink?” Jesus replied, “If you knew who I am, you would be asking me a different question—you’d be asking me for living water. People soon become thirsty again after drinking this water. But the water I give them takes away thirst altogether. It becomes like a spring inside them, giving them eternal life/real life with God which never ends. “Please sir,” the woman said, “give me some of that water. Then I won’t have to come here to haul water.”

“OK, Go and get your husband,” Jesus told her. “I don’t have a husband,” the woman replied. Jesus said, “You’re right! You don’t have a husband— but you have had five husbands, and you aren’t even married to the man you’re living with now.You certainly spoke the truth!”“Sir,”the woman said,“you must be from God.”Then Jesus told her, “I Am the Promised Savior!” Just then his closest followers came back. They were shocked to find him talking to a woman, especially one of these foreigners.

The woman left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, “Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Promised Savior?” So the people came streaming from the village to see him. They convinced Jesus to stay with them for a few days, and later the people said to the woman, “Now we believe, not just because of what you told us, but because we have heard him ourselves. Now we know that he is really the Savior of the world.”

Drawing Elements: Jesus, Twelve Followers (leaves), Well, Woman, Living Water, Water, People

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