John chapter 4 tells us of an interesting meeting between 2 unlikely people:
A weary Jesus & a thirsty Samaritan woman.
After their exchange, she leaves the thing that she came for behind; her water pot.
It is because she found something better. She drank from Living Waters that sunny afternoon. Her soul was now quenched instead of just her thirst. There was an eternal fulfillment, rather than just a temporary one.
Ironically, this past Sunday I preached on Psalm 128.
In the Psalm, it teaches about something I call, "simply satisfied."
Who walks in His ways.
2 When you shall eat of the fruit of your hands,
You will be happy and it will be well with you."
Notice how a person blessed by God enjoys the fruit of their labor and finds happiness? The picture painted by the Psalmist is that there is a certain contentment within the person that is blessed by God. When a person finds their gravitational pull from their Creator it flows into their everyday life. They become simply satisfied with the most meaningful things in life: family, friendship, and making a positive contribution to their world.
Now, have you noticed that virtually everyone in our current country is totally discontent? Everything gets old in a snap, and it seems as if we live in a throwaway world. "I need the new GREEN I PHONE! ... My old one stinks!"
It seems as if nobody is content with what they have, and everyone feels inadequate. I am afraid we have taken the worlds bate and the hook of coveting our neighbors goods is sunk deep into our cheeks.
The human heart was designed by God, so who better to know how to fulfill it? Jesus tells the Samaritan woman that even though she thinks she is desperate for a temporary drink of water, she in fact is really searching for something that will satisfy her deepest longings ... And on that marvelous day, He, the solution to her longings was standing right in front of her.
"Jesus said under her, I that speak unto thee am He."