Leaving Your Waterpot

John 4:28-29 – The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?


When the woman at the well heard the words of Jesus, they created a thirst for something that would really satisfy once and for all. After He dismissed the question of religion, He dealt with relationship. And when she realized Who He really was, she dropped her waterpot and ran to tell others!

Waterpots were clay vessels, or jars usually carried on the head or shoulder. They were essential to life back then. Without them people wouldn’t be able to bring much needed water from the local wells to their homes. But after meeting Jesus, the waterpot meant very little to the woman.

Waterpots can be weights in our lives. Weights are not necessarily sins. They might have their place in life, like waterpots, but they shouldn’t have God’s place. Paul said “let us lay aside every weight…” The woman knew she could run faster if she left her waterpot. You can too. Leave your waterpot!

Waterpots can be worries. The load of that waterpot would hinder her from helping others. She would need both hands free. She didn’t want to be bogged down. Many believers can’t help others because they need help themselves! Leave your waterpot!

Waterpots can be woes. Many woes come because of our sins. After the woman drank of the well of life she didn’t need her waterpot anymore. Many Christians keep their waterpots of sin on their heads and it affects their thinking. Leave your waterpot!

Why do you keep holding that waterpot? Are you so use to it that you can’t let it go? Does it have that strong of a hold on you? Think what all you could do without it. Leave your waterpot!

About the Author: Pastor David Walker