Let’s go to the Well
Hope you have experienced the riches of God’s grace this Christmas and all through 2018. No matter how steep your highs and lows have been, please come with me to the Well..
Wells were of great importance in ancient societies, and still is in some rural communities today. They were particularly significant for life sustenance of both humans and livestock. They were great meeting places too.
In the Bible we read of life changing encounters with a well at the centre of the narratives. For example, Father Abraham’s servant, Eliezer, who was a shadow of the Holy Spirit found Isaac’s bride Rebekah at the well (Genesis 24). Jacob met his bride Rachel at the well (Genesis 29). Moses also met his bride Zipporah at the well (Exodus 2). It’s all really sounding like a divine meet-your-bride-site.
A well is a solution centre where real and deep needs are fulfilled. As Eliezer, Abraham’s servant, represented the Spirit of God, the Servant of the Father. The Holy Spirit will always meet us at the well; in our place of need, thirst and desolation.
Needs are very potent in making people open to meet with God, to receive the Holy Spirit and become the Bride of Christ!
Do not despise your needs, thirst and emptiness of heart. Every single person do have their moments of conscious deep needs, thirst and emptiness. If you would let God meet you there, as He always desires to, those needs can become holy and sacred places where God meets with you.
Do not douse or mask your needs. Let us quit the two follies of Israel: "For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.” (Jeremiah 2:13) He is the only Fountain of Living Water. Nothing else can satisfy.
When Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well, He said to her “…If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water." (John 4:10)
Jesus Christ also gave each of us an open invitation when He said "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." (John 7:37-38)
“Therefore with joy you will draw water From the Wells of Salvation.” (Isaiah 12:3)
May the Lord make you abound in the riches of His grace in the new year!