Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” —John 4:10

Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” —John 4:13-14

            The gift of God is available to whoever asks to receive it—

  • Living water

“On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.” —John 7:37-39

  • Eternal life

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” —Romans 6:23

            We receive the Holy Spirit and eternal life when we “heard and believed the word of truth—the gospel of your salvation—you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the pledge of our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession, to the praise of His glory” (Ephesians 1:13-14).


  • Heard the Word of Truth
  • Believed the Word of Truth
  • Heard gospel of our salvation
  • Believed the gospel of our salvation
  • We were sealed with the Holy Spirit
  • Received the pledge
  • Have an inheritance
  • Are and will be redeemed
  • Are God’s possession
  • Are to the praise of His glory

Brothers and sisters, fellow followers of Jesus, how blessed we are!  In a world of uncertainty, we are certain of whose we are and where we are going!  This wonderful world is to be shared.  Dear Father, may we share this amazing grace and unfailing love with those around us.  May this be so by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus.

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