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woman of samariaI was woken at 6am this morning, after not being able to get to sleep until 1am – for some people, that is enough sleep, but for me, it’s just not enough. I ate a biscuit, took some pills, fed the cat and went back to sleep, around 7am.

I woke again, at 9.30 and went into my day. An hour or so later, my stomach starting sending out the ‘i’m starving’ signals. For a bit i ignored them, but they became more insistent, it was then that i realised that i hadn’t eaten breakfast – breakfast is normally enough for me for the day.

Most of us that live in the Western world will never experience starvation or even dehydration, it as become a basic human right to have sufficient food to eat and clean water to drink and for most people it is available.

In the New Testament, Jesus Christ tells the story of the Samaritan woman at the well. Of her, he asks for water, and tells her that he could give living water and for those who partook of this living water would never thirst again (John 4). Jesus Christ offers us this same living water, the water of his gospel and through it, eternal life and exaltation. But, it is up to us to freely partake of the living water that is offered, that we may never thirst again.

In the scriptures Christ is spoken of at the bread of life and again if we partake of this bread, this knowledge, this truth then we will never go hungry. Yet it is not enough to nibble a little now and then, but we must ‘feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things that ye should do’ (” Nephi 32:3). It is not enough to ‘read’ the words of Christ, we must ‘feast’ upon them and once we have feasted, we must act upon what we believe or we know to be true that we may never hunger or thirst, but be forever fed by His love and His words.