The woman said to Him, 'I know that Messiah is coming (He Who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.' Jesus said to her, 'I Who speak to you am He.'
I especially love John Chapter 4. To me, It's culturally relevant and speaks to modern church challenges. It starts with our need for food and water, centers on the woman at the well, presents an updated way to worship, reveals our Father's vast salvation plan and concludes with a long-distance healing.
Let's consider the woman at the well:
1) She was an outsider living in sin, a five-time loser in the marriage field, who could be labeled disreputable on many accounts by religious Jews.
2) She was plucky, curious and honest, a deep thinker who wondered about God and searched for the means of true fulfillment. To her, Christ professed His Identity.
3) Following her exuberant witness, the Samaritans asked Jesus to stay, which He did. He spoke to them for two days. They believed Him when His Own kin did not.
4) The 5-time loser became a winner. Her past mistakes and ill-favored status were irrelevant to the Most High God. He saw her assets and cherished her worth.
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Imperfect Heroes series.