The Woman at the Well and Desert Pete

John 4:1-42

I love to share the good news of Jesus Christ in new and different ways.  One of my favorites is the way the Kingston Trio sang the story about Desert Pete in 1963. It seems that a lone traveler in the desert was dying of thirst when he came across an old well just in time to be saved.  It had a pump with a handle that had to be primed because the gasket was dried out.  All it would do was suck air.  He looked around and spied a can with a note attached giving directions to a bottle of water with the following instructions;  “Don’t drink this water… there is plenty of water at the bottom of the well, use this water to prime the pump.  Don’t pour all of the water in at once, but little by little so the gasket can get soaked…  You got to prime the pump, you must have faith and believe, you got to give of yourself before you can receive… drink all the water you can hold, wash your hands and clean your feet… but leave a bottle full of water , Thank you kindly Desert Pete..

Do your ever feel like you are living in a spiritual desert and are thirst for the living water of Jesus Christ?  Jesus says there is plenty of living water to go around for everyone.  We just need to know how to prime the pump.  Once we know how,  we will have all the spiritual water we will ever need and we will be able to  share that water with others.  Christians traveling world before us left jars of living water so that we are able to prime the pump of living water (salvation through Jesus Christ ) for ourselves. Those jars are filled with scripture and testimonies of real life experiences that have led people just like you and me to the living and saving water of Jesus Christ.  Jesus told the Samaritan woman that “Everyone who drinks of this water (from the ordinary well) will be thirsty again , but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty.  The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.”  (John 4:13)

The pump has been primed, there is plenty of water for everyone.  Remember to leave your testimony and witness of Jesus’ love and forgiveness to the generations of friends and loved ones who will be pass by this place in the future. 

Thanks for stopping by and visiting with the Kernel.

Rev. Carol