Our sermon today at Munholland Church was entitled, “Beside a Deep Well, With No Bucket.” Gene Finnell’s sermon was based on scripture from John 4 in which Jesus meets a woman at a well in Samaria. He is thirsty, but the well is deep and he has no bucket.
As you probably know, by the end of the story, Jesus has identified the woman’s deep thirst and offered her an endless, satisfying stream of living water.
During this sermon, I couldn’t stop thinking about the millions of children who are thirsty for clean water, and the well is deep – or non-existent – and they have no bucket, or only a Gerry Can with which to collect muddy water from a stagnant pond. Like Jesus, those children are simply asking for a drink of clean water. And like the woman at the well, we are thirsty, too. We have clean water, but a deeper thirst. We can give others the clean water – by giving the money that World Vision will use to drill the wells – but even more than that, we can satisfy our thirst for a meaningful life. In giving just a cup of cold water to one of these thirsty children, it is as if we are giving it to Jesus himself.
Satisfaction comes with giving.
If you are looking for a way to make a difference in the world, World Vision is a great way to start. There are many options from sponsoring a child, to sponsoring an entrepreneur, to supporting innovation or child protection or water. But to make a really big impact, consider a gift to the For Every Child Campaign, a $500 million drive over five years to put a major dent in global poverty.
Check it out at www.worldvision.org or leave a comment and I will get you more information.
There is plenty of water for all the children.
Deep well, no bucket.