Wells Of Living Water

Jesus and Woman at the well

As I’m working my way through Isaiah I went back to chapter 12 for a review in which I came across these verses, 3 and 4:

Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.

When I read about the wells of salvation my mind immediately went to the story of the encounter Jesus has with a Samaritan woman in John 4. He said that the water He has to offer is “a well of water springing up into everlasting life” (verse 14). The woman and the rest of the town where she lived realized that Jesus was the Savior that they anticipated. His salvation was unto eternal life in the kingdom of heaven.

The woman’s immediate reaction after her first conversation with Jesus was to witness to her town that the messiah had arrived and they came and saw for themselves that what she said was true. Verse 39 reads:

And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.

She definitely praised Jesus for His gift of prophecy and the eternal waters of life that He offered to anyone who would ask. The whole town came to believe in Jesus and know who He truly was, their Lord and Savior.

Although Isaiah was probably prophesying about a different time I can’t help but think that, in one sense, his prophecy was fulfilled there in that Samaritan town. Jesus is the well from which we draw water that quenches our thirst for good and He was called upon by the town to fellowship with them, teach them, and bless them with His gospel. His name was most certainly exalted those days.

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