The Left Behind Waterpot
John 4: 28-29 “The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Messiah?
The woman that came to Jacob’s Well, came at a time different from other woman, all alone, expecting to go away with natural water.
She never expected to meet with Jesus at the well. For this woman, coming to the well was emotionally exhausting. It would mean that she meet with people that thought of themselves as holy and beyond rebuke. Don’t we have such in our present society.
After much conversation with Jesus, she learnt that Jesus can give her “Living Water,” water that will quench her thirst forever. Her thirst of wanting to be recognized in society as moral and excepted.
The moment she identified Jesus as a ‘Prophet’, was the moment she excepted that her reason for coming to the well was less important. She left her waterpot behind, went into the city to tell all the people to “Come and see a man which told me all things that I ever did: is not this the Messiah?”
What are some of the lessons we can learn from leaving our waterpots behind?
- Procrastination: Taking her jar filled with natural water would have delayed her journey and entry into the city. (It will hold us back from hastily reaching our intended purpose)
- Distraction: Her concentration would have been on taking care of her waterpot. (She would have been spending valuable time caring about her interests)
- Fatigue: Her waterpot would have made her tied. (How often we hear of Christians complaining of becoming tied)
For too long, many of us have been holding on to our waterpots. It is time that we left them behind to pursue our god-given mandate as believers who truly love the Lord Jesus Christ.
Prayer: Father, help me to leave behind my waterpot and pursue the urgent call I received in contributing to the Kingdom’s Call. May I go into towns, cities, and countries to tell people of the coming Messiah. In Jesus’ Name. Amen
- “Honor widows who are truly widows”
- O Lord ,grant us success Psalm 118:25