The Messiah is the only one who could give us salvation. John 7:37 says, On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.” When He said “come to me and drink”, He was referring to the many themes in the Bible where it talks about the Messiah’s life-giving blessings. Because of His promise to give the Holy Spirit to all who believed, Jesus was claiming to be the only one who could actually do this; the Messiah. Jesus gave everyone, the religious leaders and common people alike, the ability to accept Him for who He really was. It is sad to know many rejected Him out of pride and selfish ambition. Let us all humble ourselves to believe the truth no matter what the ultimate circumstances.
In today’s reading we find Jesus declaring to the Samaritan woman that he is the Messiah in John 4:26, Then Jesus declared, “I who speak to you am he.” This is one of the times in scripture where Jesus plainly reveals Himself to be the Christ. While there was some doubt, the woman recognizes Him as the one they have been waiting on. The sad part is many have heard the truth and do not believe and have rejected Him. We know the truth, we just need to accept it.