“Thankful For. . .Water”, Guest Blog by Fran Tucker

Fran Tucker is a servant, wherever you find her. On Wednesday nights at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, she’s neck-deep in Awanas Sparkie stuff–fearlessly directing the other adult workers, enabling those young children to hide God’s Word in their hearts.  She is a natural leader. Last year, she was voted onto our pastor’s search committee because she is a respected woman of God who prays carefully through decisions God puts before her. She is also a tireless studier of God’s Word, always wanting to know more about God and how to implement those truths in her life.  Finally, Fran is a joyous Christian, in every sense of the word. You can’t spend two minutes around her and not find that out!

Fran is a retired oncology R.N. , married to Rick, a mom, a stepmom, and a grandmother.  Read her story below for something that she is truly thankful for. . . water!

“Thanksgiving Water”

This may sound crazy but as Thanksgiving draws near one word sums up what I am thankful for: WATER.
You may be saying water!!!! This time of year with turkey , dressing, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce and this lady is grateful for WATER!
One of my favorite stories in the Bible deals with water. The story is found in John 4:4-29. This is the story of the Samaritan Women whom Jesus offered the “Living Water.”
I so relate to this lady. When I was 28 I decided I no longer wanted to be married. I packed up my child and left. I was lost, of the world, and thought I answered only to myself. One night in my misery I cried out to God. Not long after that I met my present husband of 25 years Rick Tucker. He invited me to church. I would sit each Sunday morning and listen to Pastor Ernest Ferrell give God’s Word. I was so like the woman at the well because I was an adulterous women and thought there was no hope. I was used goods. But Jesus saw the Samaritan women as His creation and worthy of being salvaged! He offered her Living Water even in her sin that HE knew all about!
The Holy Spirit began to draw me. . . One Sunday when the invitation was given I knew I could not stay in my seat. That day I realized I was a sinner and yet Christ died for me!!! I wept for hours. For any of you who see me in church you know I still weep. But I am grateful for what the LORD has done for me. Some of you may say “Oh, she is that woman crying and lifting her hands” in the 9:45 service. Yep, that’s me. You see Jesus offered me the Living Water, I drank it and I will never thirst again. He told the Samaritan Women in John 4:23-24 “A time is coming and has now come when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” Jesus saved me and filled me with the Holy Spirit. I am not used goods. I am a new creation in Christ Jesus, a daughter of the King, a child of God for all eternity!
I have to ask. Have you drank from the “Living Water” that never will run dry? No turkey, pumpkin pie,or even my sister’s strawberry salad can begin to compare.
Thank You Lord Jesus for showing me I was a thirsty sinner in need of salvation and for giving me the “Living Water” that never will run dry!


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  1. Kim Stewart says:

    Fran….I just LOVE you! Thanks for sharing such truth!

  2. SO glad that God rescued you and thrilled to see how He is using you to rescue others.

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