Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.”
Jesus had been traveling all morning and was tired from the journey. He was at a point where he had to pass through Samaria, so he sat down beside Jacobs’s well. It was around noon. Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus asked the woman to give him a drink. In this scenario, we would generally expect her to raise the bucket and then hand Jesus a cup. Instead, Jesus turned the tables. He offered to quench the woman’s thirst with living water. He explained to her that if she drank the water he offered, she would never grow thirsty again. It was the water that satisfies the body and nourishes the Spirit. And it flows like a spring welling up to eternal life.