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Living Water

03 Feb
The Water of Life Discourse between Jesus and ...

The Water of Life Discourse between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well, by Giacomo Franceschini, 17-18th century (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hey person, Jesus isn’t going to make any more wine is he? I think I got a hangover from that last story you told me, when he turned water into wine.

Oh, good. Only water in this story, huh? I drink lots of water, so that’s good. Unless maybe, Jesus wants to make me some fish juice.

Okay, I’ll listen to the story.

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Jesus decided to leave Judea, where he’d been hanging out for awhile, and go back to Galilee.

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Is that a long way? How did he get there? Did he have a fancy car?

Jesus walked? What do you mean they didn’t have cars then? I thought they always had cars.

I’m listening. I just wanted to know.

***

Jesus had to go through Samaria to get where he was going. The Jews hated the Samaritans so much that most of them would travel the extra distance around Samaria rather than go through it.

***

Jesus must have been in a hurry.

Yes, I’ll listen.

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Jesus came to a town called Sychar in Samaria to the place where Jacob’s well was. His disciples went into town to buy food. Jesus, who was tired from the journey, sat down by the well.

A Samaritan woman came to the well to draw water and Jesus asked her if she’d give him a drink. The woman was surprised that Jesus, a Jewish man, would talk to her, a Samaritan and a woman.

And Jesus said to her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”

***

Living water? That sounds good. I want some of that.

I am listening. But could you fill my water bowl with living water next time?

***

The woman couldn’t figure out where Jesus could get any kind of water because he had nothing to draw water out of the well with.

***

I could jump in and get that water. Oops, I forgot. I’d be stuck in the well, wouldn’t I?

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Jesus told the woman that everyone who drinks from the well will be thirsty again, but those who drink from the water Jesus gives them will never thirst. The water from Jesus will become a spring of water welling up to eternal life.

Of course the woman wanted some of that water so she wouldn’t have to come drawing water from the well every day.

So Jesus told her to get her husband and come back, but when the woman said she had no husband Jesus said she was right. He said she’d had five husbands but the man she was with now wasn’t her husband.

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That woman was busy. I’ve only had two girlfriends.

Can’t I make a comment sometimes?

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The woman realized Jesus was a prophet when he knew all about her and she asked him some questions and then said that when the Messiah comes he will explain everything.

Jesus said, “I who speak to you am he.”

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Jesus is the Messiah? I thought he was just someone who made fish and wine.

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The woman left her water jar right there and ran back to town to tell everybody about Jesus. Many believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, but after they’d talked Jesus into staying two days with them many believed because of Jesus’ words.

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Hey person, Jesus words are good, but do you think he’ll throw in some fish with that living water?

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Posted by on February 3, 2013 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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13 responses to “Living Water

  1. misswhiplash

    February 3, 2013 at 10:46 am

    I love that Living Water. It is what keeps my life on track…..I think also that you must also be a follower B ongo because you learn so much about Jesus
    ;

     
    • Bongo

      February 3, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      Patrecia, I’m still waiting for my person to put that living water in my water dish, but she says Jesus has to do it. And I’ll follow Jesus anywhere. He has lots of fish.

       
  2. colliesofthemeadow

    February 3, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Great Bible Story! We love Sundays on your blog Bongo! 🙂 We did laugh when you mentioned the woman being busy… but Ginger says enough of girlfriends… time to focus on world domination… besides who can match Ginger? Our faith is a beautiful pathway and your telling of it here brings a lot of fun, laughter and joy to spreading the word and we give you a big collie cheer Bongo and Bongo Mom! 🙂
    God Bless You!
    the cheering collies and chuck 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      February 3, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      Thanks Collies and Chuck. And Ginger, make sure Chuck puts some of that living water in your water dish. It will give you and edge when you make your move for world domination. God Bless all of you.

       
  3. marina kanavaki

    February 3, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Ah, Bongo YOU can have anything!!!!
    🙂

     
    • Bongo

      February 3, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      Thanks Marina. Fish and living water! Woo woo!

       
  4. eripanwkevin

    February 4, 2013 at 6:53 am

    BOL! I like reading your comments while your person tells us these beautiful bible stories, Bongo!
    Your comments make me feel much more fun to learn about Bible! Thanks Bongo! 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      February 4, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      Kevin, I’m sure glad you like my comments because my person is always telling me to be quiet and listen. I’m going to go tell her now that my comments are important.

       
  5. Sheryl Wright Stinchcum

    February 9, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Yes, that living water is wonderful indeed! Regarding the rest of the story, I have good news and bad news, Bongo. Good news: the rules that apply to that woman at the well don’t apply to you. It was wrong for her to be “overly friendly” with all those men, but you can have as many girlfriends as you like, unless your people and your girlfriends’ people object. And they probably will. (That’s the bad news.) On the other hand, if you’ve been “fixed” (an oxymoron, for sure), you may prefer platonic relationships, and I’m sure that your people would not object to that. I look forward to reading your next Sunday school lesson.

     
    • Bongo

      February 9, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      Thanks Sheryl. My person says I’m “fixed” so I can just hang out and play with my girlfriends. I only get to see them when we happen to be on my trails at the same time – but I think I’m really in love with Ginger from Collies of the Meadow.

       
      • Sheryl Wright Stinchcum

        February 9, 2013 at 7:02 pm

        “Ginger and Bongo” has a nice ring to it. I bet she is as pretty as you are handsome.

         
      • Bongo

        February 9, 2013 at 7:55 pm

        Woo woo! I might have to tell Ginger you said that.

         

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