“Give me a drink!”
That phrase has different meanings for different people.
For some it means a beer or marguerita. Someone else might want a glass of wine or something stronger.
Then there are those that mean water, tea, or a soft drink. I’m one of those.
I had someone talking about a wanting a hayride with some adult beverages. My reply was “like strong coffee?”
Where you are determines what someone is asking for.
I was recently at a wedding reception and I heard a few say they needed a drink. They headed to the bar.
I heard someone else say they were going to get them something to drink and they headed back to the tea pitcher.
If there had been no bar then everyone would have meant pretty well the same thing – tea, coffee, soft drinks, or water.
It was noontime at the town well where a woman with a bad reputation was filling up her water jars.
A man passing through the area shows up at the well about the same time.
Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” John 4:7
Do you think the woman thought He wanted a beer, glass of wine, or water?
She questioned His motive, seeing that most Jews were bigoted against her people.
But Jesus assured her of His intentions.
Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?”
Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:10-14
Now she doesn’t understand.
The water Jesus has to offer is not from the deep recesses of a well – it is from God Himself.
So today you will be drinking something. Will it be beer, wine, whiskey, coffee, tea, water, or the Spirit of God?
Come to God today and ask Him, “Give me a drink!”