Christ for the Heart

 •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 6
Water is essential. We cannot live without it. The woman in John 4 had Jacob’s well and her waterpot for the temporary satisfaction of her thirst. The well was deep, and, the Lord having nothing to draw with, the woman concluded that He needed her to meet this vital need.
Like the woman, we must have water to live. And like her, we are seeking it. But where are we seeking our water? Are we, like her, using a waterpot to draw from the man-made wells of this earth?
When she met the Lord, she discovered in Him a new water source — an everlasting fountain of refreshment given within her. She no longer needed Jacob’s well. She no longer needed her waterpot and left it behind. She had Christ as the soul-satisfying object of her heart. She needed and wanted nothing more for herself.
Paul found that Christ so fully satisfied his heart that by comparison everything else was “dung” and easily cast aside. When the eye is fixed on Christ, the heart is so filled that it is easy to give up everything else.
As we read in this issue of Christ as the soul-satisfying object for our hearts, may we be like the woman of the well and the Apostle Paul. “If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light” (Matt. 6:22).