Jesus Gave Her Water

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You would have loved Aunt Gertie. We met her first in a little gospel hall in Gordon Bay, Ontario. She was very old—one of the pioneers—and had attended the meetings there all her long strenuous life. Her face was all furrows and wrinkles; her hands workworn and hard. But her smile was radiant as the sunshine, and her hearty handshake, genuine and warm.
“How long have you known Jesus," we asked.
“Ever since I got lost in the bush.”
“Tell us about it.”
“I was eight years old. Already I knew I was lost in my sins. But hunting up the cows one hot summer day I got lost in the woods. I ran and ran till I thought I would die of thirst. So I knelt right down and called, "Oh God, give me a drink!" Right away I found a drink waiting. There in front of me was a hole punched in the soft ground by a cow's foot long before. It was full of clear rain water. So while I knelt, I drank."
Late in the day, when at last she reached home with the cows, Gertie was a new creature in Christ Jesus (2 Cor. 5:1717Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)). Had not Jesus said, "If any man thirst let him come unto Me and drink"? She came, she drank, she was saved. And from that day she became a willing worker for Jesus, always serving others, and helping to bring others to Him.
Jesus gave her water
That was not from the well:
Jesus gave her water
That was not from the well:
She went away singing,
She came back bringing
Others for the water
That was not from the well.