There are so many ways we try to satisfy our thirst. There are so many things we do in the dark that we feel ashamed of. And yet, Jesus meets us in the brilliance of the midday sun to tell us that he knows – he knows the depths of our heart. He knows all of the ways we try to satisfy our cravings outside of him. And yet he loves us all the same. That is the message of the gospel: that despite our sin and shame, Christ’s sacrifice on the cross means we can receive His Spirit – a Spirit that bubbles up inside of us like living water. And it’s this message that Philip unpacks in his talk on John 4: how the gospel breaks down all barriers and satisfies us with new life.