John 4:5-7 says, “Now he came to a Samaritan town called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, so Jesus, since he was tired from the journey, sat right down beside the well. It was about noon. A Samaritan woman came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me some water to drink.” (NET)
Read a little further and you’ll find that John 4:28-29 says, “Then the woman left her water jar, went off into the town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Surely he can’t be the Messiah, can he?”” (NET)
The lesson? Spend enough time talking to Jesus and we, like the thirsty woman at Jacob’s well, will forget all about the “water-pots” that seem so important and exchange them for the source of the fountain that freely flows.
“Jesus replied, “Everyone who drinks some of this water will be thirsty again. But whoever drinks some of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again, but the water that I will give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14 NET)