Cycle A

Good News A14

Third Sunday in Lent

 

John 4:5-26,28-30,39-42 New American Bible

John 4:5-26,28-30,39-42 Bible Gateway New International Version

 

“Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst.”

             

            You have to admit that if someone said to you “If you drink this you will never be thirsty again,” you would probably want to drink some of it right away. The price for water, tea, coffee, colas, and fruit juices is expensive.  If you only had to buy food to eat and nothing to drink, it would save you a lot of money. The Samaritans were thirsty for the words that Jesus spoke.  They wanted to hear about the man Christ who would be the Savior of the World. 

            Just like when you go to church on Sunday, you are thirsty for words that will help you stay on the path to the Kingdom of Heaven. You want to hear words that God loves you and is providing for you.  Or when you have an argument with your brother, sister, or your best friend, you are anxious to feel at peace again.  God gives us these words that we thirst for.  The Bible is a recording of God’s words to His people.  These words serve as water that springs up eternal life for us in Heaven to worship God in spirit and truth.  God knows everything that we do and say.  He forgives us and invites us to worship Him and give praise and honor to Him every day of our lives so that we may enter our eternal home in heaven. 

            Thank God for your faith.  Pray for all those who do not know the honor and glory of God.  Say something encouraging to a family member or a classmate at school.  Your words may be the ones that they are thirsting to hear...words of comfort and love, words of forgiveness and truth.  

            Say the “Our Father.” When you say nice things about others, goodness will follow you wherever you go.

 

“Our Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.”

Copyright ©2002, 2004 Joan Y. Edwards