October 3 – Empty Waterpot

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“The woman then left her waterpot.” – John 4:28

     In John chapter 4 we read the story of the Samaritan woman who met Jesus at the well.  As she and Jesus talk, she begins to question Who He is and what the water is that He can provide.  Often, I think we read the story and marvel how Jesus knew everything about her.  We read how she believed in Him and then trusted Him as her Christ before going back to the city to tell everyone about Him.  While all of this is great and should be studied, how often do we skip right over the 28th verse?  John 4:28, “The woman left her water pot.”  The very void that she needed filled was now with Jesus and she didn’t look back nor turned around to pick it up.

Do we take our voids, our secrets, our hidden sins and leave them with Jesus?  Do we take our “empty water pots,” question Who Jesus is, how He can fill it, and then leave it with Him?  Or do we take it, ask Him to fill it, and then pick it back up before He has the chance?  I wonder if the woman ever looked back at her pot.  If she did I believe that she saw Jesus and knew that her empty water pot would never satisfy her thirst the way Jesus did.  I believe she knew that there is no sin that He will not forgive, there is no secret He does not already know, and there is no void He cannot fill.  Where is your water pot?

Submitted by Shawn McEver

Daily Reading: Micah 1-7