For the water that I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life. John 4:14
Jesus came to a Samaritan town called Sychar, near the land that Jacob had give to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well is there, tired from his journey, Jesus sat down by the well and a Samaritan woman came to draw water.
In the person of this Samaritan woman, Jesus met the common people of Palestine. The woman was from a different province and belonged to a rival cult, but both shared the same promises of God and both were waiting for a Savior. The first concern of the woman was to quench her thirst.
People in ancient Israel were looking everywhere for something to quench their thirst; but found nothing but stagnant waters. Those who made tanks to preserve water find that these become cracked.
When there is water in the desert, although it does not surface, it is noticeable because of the more verdant vegetation. Jesus brings the living water, which is God’s gift to us, his children. The same happens with us when we truly live : our actions better, our decisions more free, our thoughts more directed towards the essential.
Jesus wanted to quench the thirst of the Samaritan woman spiritually so as to find truth in life. It was that whoever drinks of the water that Jesus gives will never be thirsty; for the water that he gives will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.
Jesus shows eternal to everyone.