Sharing the Wellspring of Eternal Life

Author: 
Rev. Aaron J. White
Date: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 10:30am

About Sunday's Message:

      When the Israelites grew thirsty as they wandered in the wilderness, God did not turn away from their grumbling. Instead, the LORD stood before them at Horeb and brought forth water from a rock. And yet, God desired not only to stand before us, but to dwell with us. And so, the LORD God sends us the Messiah. God’s son Jesus shares in the fullness of our humanity—our hunger, our thirst, and our exhaustion. Often, in those times of human need, Jesus places his trust in others to share the food that they’ve bought or the water that they’ve drawn.

      And yet, even as Jesus takes his rest by the well or sips water from the cup, he never loses focus on the work that he was sent to do. Jesus comes to give us something that we could never offer to him in return. The gift of “living water” is an invitation into a renewed and everlasting relationship with God! Those who drink from the water that Christ offers will never suffer from thirst again!
When the Israelite grew thirsty as they wandered in the wilderness, God did not turn away from their grumbling. Instead, the LORD stood before them at Horeb and brought forth water from a rock. And yet, God desired not only to stand before us, but to dwell with us. And so, the LORD God sends us the Messiah. God’s son Jesus shares in the fullness of our humanity—our hunger, our thirst, and our exhaustion. Often, in those times of human need, Jesus places his trust in others to share the food that they’ve bought or the water that they’ve drawn.

Old Testament Lesson: Exodus 17:1-7
Gospel Lesson: John 4:5-42

Additional readings from the Revised Common Lectionary: Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11