“Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing
to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water?
Are you greater than
our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also
his sons and his livestock?” –John
Here is a true story of posterity. Jacob the
grandson of Abraham is believed to have lived from 2006 and 1859BC. During his lifetime
Jacob dug a well which didn’t just out live him but was still serving the
community nearly 2000 years later, during the time of Christ.
At this time, it makes no difference that Jacob
lived in a palace or a tent, rode a donkey or the fastest and most beautiful Steed
in the province. Prosperity has its place and it is desirable, but in 200 years,
no one is going to care that much what cars you drove but your zeal for a
better community will always speak.
Long after your exotic pleasures,
fast cars and 4x4s are forgotten, the love behind the care you gave will live
on. By the way, this is not a peculiar reserve of the wealthy; none of us can
do everything but all of us can do something.
In the midst of all the self-interest today, think
posterity. Perhaps God can put a seed in your heart that’ll blossom to benefit
the future generations as well. You are blessed alright, now you can be a