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 work worn 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 was lost in my sins. But hunting 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 I knelt down and drank."
As she drank, that verse in John 4:1010Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. (John 4:10) came to her, that she had heard in Sunday school: "If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water."
She saw she only had to take it. And take it she did. She reached home late that day, but as 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"? John 7:3737In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. (John 7:37). She came, she drank, she was saved. The Lord met her need, saved her soul, and gave her joy and peace.
Won't you, too, accept the salvation He offers you?