Every good and perfect gift

The Woman at the Well

John 4

There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to  her, "Give Me a drink."

He knows where I am right now...He knows my struggles here at

"my Samaria"...He has come to me in the ordinariness of my life, 

to change it...utterly...from the inside out...

Jesus didn't offer to dip her pot for her (at least it doesn't say so)

that was her "obvious practical' need

to her perhaps

Jesus always sees past the obvious

not that He isn't concerned about our every day needs

(Cast all your burdens on Him)

He's just more concerned with our heart and spirit

you know, the part of us that lives forever...

He started out on her level of understanding, "Give Me a drink,"

to make a personal connection and of course as we often

do, she voices her unbelief, "...how is it...?"

He tells her about a gift (we all like those, huh?)

and (the best part) she only has to ask for it

However, He said she needs to know Him first.

the invitation is always "Jesus first"

because of the culture then, I don't imagine

she was giving him any sort of 'eye contact'

we are encouraged to, "fix our gaze on Jesus"

He was certainly fixed on her, just the two of them

He, knowing she was coming, waiting for her


"My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish

His work" (Verse 34)

can that work possibly be to meet a sinful woman alone

and speak with her and meet her deepest need?

to focus her?

it was...and is

she received the gift and became an instant witness

"and from that city many of the Samaritans

believed on Him because of the word of the woman

who testified..."

and they came to hear Him and

"many more believed because of His Word."

Jesus has a purpose for you in

"your Samaria"

Seek Jesus...He will meet you, tell you who He is,

"I who speak to you am He."

She left her waterspout behind.

forget what is behind and reach up and grab hold

of a new thing, "instead of your shame you will have

a double portion." (Isaiah 61)

"Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder

things of the past. Behold I will do something new,

now it will spring forth, will you not be aware

of it? I will even make a rodeway in the wilderness,

and rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43 

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