[The Gospel According to…] John 4:5-14

Bible opened to John 4 with Endangered Species forest mint dark chocolate on green plate

WARNING: Melted Chocolate detected! Remember to store your chocolate in a cool, dry place such as not the car.

Today’s passageJohn 4:5-14

So Jesus gets to the city of Sychar in Samaria, and he’s straight-up exhausted, so when a woman comes up to the well there, he asks her to get him a drink. Mindful of the hostility between the Jews and Samaritans, she starts asking him questions, and when he starts talking about some “living water” that only he can give, she’s doubly baffled. Then Jesus says:

Everyone who drinks of this water [from Jacob’s well] will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life. (13-14)

This is Jacob’s well we’re talking about here. You know, the patriarch Jacob, from Genesis? To a first-century Hebrew, it’s the most famous well imaginable. And Jesus is saying that he’s got a source of water that’s even greater than this. His water is not just for Jews, and it’s not just for Samaritans. It’s water that makes you a well when you drink it. It’s water that brings eternal life.

And that’s good news.

Breakin’ out some new chocolate today: 72% dark chocolate with forest mint from Endangered Species Chocolate. Of course it’s fair-trade, and if you like your food non-GMO and gluten-free, then good news, it’s those too. Do you like your food delicious? Good news, it’s delicious. Let’s take a look at the wrapper:

Endangered Species forest mint dark chocolate wrapper    Endangered Species forest mint dark chocolate wrapper interior

The inside of the wrapper has a pile of rainforest facts, which you can check out by clicking on that second photo up there. Endangered Species Chocolate gives 10% of its profits to organizations that support rainforest conservation, and they get the cocoa for their chocolate from Fairtrade International-certified farmers in West Africa. Sounds like a winner to me, and tastes like one too.

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