John 4:14, NIV
When the Samaritan woman approached Jesus at the well she was puzzled. This stranger tinkered with the cultural protocol.
Why was this Jew on Samaritan ground and why was he talking to a woman?
How did he so confidently cut straight through the world’s definition of acceptable?
Because He wasn’t of this world. And she knew it when she asked Him how He dared ask her for a drink. Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” His thoughts were radically different, His ways extraordinary and His compassion, unusual to say the least. Jesus looked into the woman’s heart instead of at her rap sheet.
Married five times?
Living with a man she’s not wed to?
C’mon, let the judgment games begin!
But Jesus wasn’t going there. He concerned himself more with her eternal soul than with the poor decisions of her past.
As you tell a thirsty world about the eternal waters of salvation, let’s follow Jesus’ radical lead. Let’s look at hearts first and abundantly share the living water.
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God is more concerned with your heart than with your past. #LiveSticky
What are you thirsting for?