There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink."
"my Samaria"...He has come to me in the ordinariness of my life,
to change it...utterly...from the inside out...
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...
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"
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
"and from that city many of the Samaritans
believed on Him because of the word of the woman
and they came to hear Him and
"many more believed because of His Word."
Jesus has a purpose for you in
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