Present and future.
Do you know that there is Someone who knows everything about you? It is God who created the world and everything in it. Jesus, God’s Son, also knows everything that you have ever done. He knows the past, present, and future. He loves you and came to this world to save you from sin. He has a plan for your life to bring you happiness.
One day Jesus was traveling with His friends. He came to a village in Samaria. Jesus sat down by a well to rest while His friends went to buy food.
As Jesus was sitting there, a woman came to get water from the well. Jesus asked her, “Can you give me a drink of water?”
The woman was surprised. “You asked me for a drink? Don’t you know that I am a Samaritan and your people, the Jews, don’t have anything to do with us?”
Jesus gently answered, “If you really knew about God and who you are talking to, you would have asked me to give you living water. I would gladly have done it.”
The woman looked at Him in surprise. “Sir,” she said, “the well is deep. You have nothing to draw with. How will you draw out this living water?”
Again Jesus replied, “Those who drink from this well will get thirsty again. But if you drink the water that I can give, you will never thirst again.”
“Sir,” the woman said, “give me this water so I won’t ever be thirsty again nor will I need to come back here to get water.”
“Go, tell your husband and come back here,” Jesus said.
“I don’t have a husband,” she replied.
“That is true,” Jesus said. “You have had five husbands, but the one you have now is not your husband.”
How does this Man know about me? she wondered. “Sir, I can see that you are a prophet. I have a question for you. My people have worshipped God here at this place. You say that Jerusalem is the place to worship.”
Jesus told her, “It is not so important where we worship; today true believers can worship the Father in spirit and in truth anywhere.”
“I know that the Messiah is coming who is called Christ,” she said, “and when He comes, He will explain everything.”
Then Jesus simply told her, “I am He.”
She left her water pot and went back into the city. “Come,” she cried, “come and see a Man Who has told me everything that I have ever done. Is He not the Christ?”
Then the people of the city went out to meet Jesus. Many believed that He was the Christ, the Savior, because He knew everything about them. You can read this account in the Bible in St. John 4:3-42.
Jesus knows everything about us, the good as well as the bad. We would like to hide the bad things we have done in our lives, but we can’t hide them from Jesus. He has come to save us from the punishment we deserve for doing wrong. He can take away that heavy feeling we feel in our hearts and give us peace. He died to take away our sins and make it possible that we can have a home in heaven when we die.
Jesus is the answer to all of your needs and all of your questions. He wants to be your friend. He wants to fill the emptiness in your heart. He can replace your fear and unrest with peace and calm.
Jesus says, “Come unto me…and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). Just pray to God and tell Him you are sorry for your sins. Ask Jesus to come into your life. As you commit yourself to this great God in faith, He will abide in your heart. His presence will give you joy. He will give you strength and purpose in life. He will be the answer for you.