We have faucets in our house and they work great. At the faucet in the kitchen, all I have to do is push the handle left or right and water flows out. Every time. As much or as little as I need. Fast or slow. Whenever I need it. We use the water for drinking, washing, cleaning, watering, cooking, mixing, softening, freezing, healing, ti-dying, melting, soothing and more I can’t think of.
My faucet works much like Jesus. In John 4 He told the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well,
“Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
His supply of living water never dries up. Every time I turn on the faucet, day or night, winter or summer, the water flows. His living water flows from Him to whomever drinks. Whenever they drink. His living water is abundant, free and unending.
His living water meets all our needs. As much or as little as we need. If we only need a hug or a comforting word, His living water can flow to meet our need. If we’re teetering on the brink of ruin, if our world falls apart, His living water can flow to meet our need. The water He gives is available constantly. Whether we’re just a little thirsty or parched and dehydrated, whenever we are thirsty we can drink immediately.
But . . .here’s the catch. If my faucet’s going to work, I have to push the handle. No push, no water.
If we desire Jesus’ living water, we need to tap into the Source. Ask Him. Summon His living water. Go to The Well and drink. But go. Go often. Go for a little thirst or a big thirst. Go.