Drinking From: John 4 [Part I]
I’m convinced that God has a sense of humour.
Exhibit A: John 4.
The Samaritan woman was minding her own business when Jesus decided to get all up in it.
Isn’t it just like Him? To ask the Samaritan woman for water when He knew good and well He had something so much better.
God never asks for what He doesn’t already have a better version of.
His ask is an invitation.
To know Him like He knows me.
To see Him like He sees me.
To move past the ordinary I’m so used to and see the extraordinary God breathes into it.
To exchange my mundane for His profound.
Because doing the most mundane task of fetching water, this woman met Jesus – the Living Water.
Then she went and told everybody about it. Her – the woman who’d had 5 husbands and was now cohabiting with man #6 [NOT her husband]. Jesus, Son of God, Holy One Of Israel – not the least bothered by His new evangelist’s tainted past and present.
Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many more became believers. They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”John 4:39-41 NIV
Is it a wonder that the testimony of women is so greatly fought?
Is it a wonder that the voice of the Bride, Christ’s beloved Church who is so much like the Samaritan woman, is being muffled left, right and centre?
When we testify, families are saved.
When we testify, nations are delivered.
Go tell the world.
I met Jesus here.
This is my testimony.
Watch Him do the impossible.
Meanwhile, the disciples were busy offering the Bread of Life food. 😅But that’s a story for next week.