[CF Devotionals] 2011-01-10 - What Would a Samaritan Woman Say?

What Would They Say Series #3

John 4:5-26, 28-30, 39-42

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24)

Jesus threw caution to the wind and talked with me, a Samaritan woman. It was not protocol for a Jewish man to talk with a Samaritan. He asked me for a drink of water from the well. He had nothing to carry it in. What was he thinking? He could share with me?

Come to think of it, I never gave him any water, in all the excitement and commotion. I never filled my water pot either, but I got something much more at that precious well.

I didn't believe what this man Jesus was saying, that God has a wonderful gift for me. I could use some good in my life right now. The living water the man spoke of sounded so pristine - and out of my reach. To think I'll never have to take the long journey to this well ever again. Imagine, there is something that could curb my thirst forever. It sounds too good to be true.

At first, I thought this man may be deranged. Did he think he was better than Jacob, who gave us the well and used it himself? Then, this man told me I had five husbands, information about my past a stranger would not know. He must be a prophet. Then he uttered words that changed my life. Jesus said He was the Messiah, and all the wonderful things He had for me. I had to tell others about this Jesus, the Messiah; they had to see Him for themselves.

Before, I would never have dared going into the village. After being in the presence of this holy man, somehow people's perceptions of me weren't as important. I ran to tell the others about my conversation with Jesus. People in the village came to the well to meet Jesus, and many believed.

When Jesus met me, he was weary and asked for a drink of water, and instead of satisfying his thirst, he satisfied mine. He was not afraid to put my spiritual needs before His own human needs.


Lord, I choose not to limit You. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

Are there any secrets you have been hiding? Even from God?

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