Samaritans, in the eyes of the Jewish community, where despicable excuses for descendants of Jacob. By this point in history, there had been a long-standing family feud between the clans and a great divide was wedged between the two sects. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There once was a woman who was an outcast in the eyes of Jews as she was a Samaritan, and she most likely found herself alienated by her family as she was openly living with a man to whom she was not married. Going to the well to draw that day's portion of water she encountered a Jewish man. In this encounter, which is undeniably divine, with someone who should loathe her very existence, she discovers her real need is for what this Jewish man, who was Jesus, offered her. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jesus reveals to her who he as "Living Water" and her ever-growing need for him. Yes, the Samaritan woman needed water to replenish the supply of water in her home for survival, but there is more. This woman was tending to her need to survive the day ahead, but Jesus who is both wholly God and man opens her eyes up to a means of thriving in the desert lands of sin and opposition, which is Living Water (him). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Like the Samaritan woman by the well, we too live more often than not in the realm of survival, but God desires us to thrive; to "swim" in the profound things he offers us. We were created with an innate need to thrive, do not just settle for mere survival. He has blessings upon blessings for you, grace upon grace, and favor beyond your comprehension. Go deeper as he calls you deeper. Soak up his Word. Live beyond survival mode in the realm where he abides.