Come and See

The Samaritan woman came to draw water; she was alone, deep in her own thoughts, carrying her water jug and the weight of the world on her shoulders as she approached the well. She encountered a Jewish stranger, her sworn enemy, who invited her into a relationship of hospitality.  This Jewish man helped her understand the water in her father Jacobs well would leave her thirsty and she would have to keep coming day after day to get more.

However, Jesus offered her a Living Water that would take care of the thirst of her heart forever and she would never be thirsty again.  In other words, Jesus was telling her, “I see your life and it is empty, hollow, full of pain and despair, but you want more.  I can see you want a different life.”    Jesus told her she was thirsty for love, as if he said to her, “I see how thirsty you are for a new life filled with the love of your Father in heaven, the forgiveness of God and I have just the right water for you to drink  to have you such a life.”  He told her, if she would come and drink from His well Jesus would give her a new thirst, a new life, and He would transform Her life forever.

She responds to the love and Living Water Jesus offered her and she was changed forever.  Her response was to run back to her village and tell others about the man she had met that told her ever thing about her life and loved her anyway.  Many in her village went to meet Jesus and their lives were changed as well.  Have you ever been to Jesus’ well to drink His Living Water?  If not, what is stopping you from going?  If it has been awhile since you have been to His well, what keeps you from going back? Despite the woman’s five-husband past and immoral present, her future changed forever because of Christ.  If you have a sinful history, what hope can you draw from her story and God promise spoken of in Titus 3:3-7?

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