Samaritan Water

Jesus was becoming popular in Judea.

He knew the Pharisees were watching Him so He left Judea.  He comes upon a well in Related imageSychar: Jacob’s well.  A woman comes and Jesus speaks to her.  “Give me a drink.” Samaritans and Jews do not interact if avoidable.  Also, man to strange woman is touchy.  But Jesus loved this woman and knew He had the best gift to offer anyone.  He knew she would be receptive!

“How is it you, a Jew, talk to a Samaritan?” Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. “If you knew the gift of God and who I am, you would ask for living water.” Continue reading

Our Servant

I opened my electronic Bible this morning and began reading Isaiah 53.

“1 Who has believed what he has heard from us?”  And with these words I see Jesus before many who turn away from Him.  That is so vivid in John 6 where He feeds the multitudes gathered mostly for a free meal and He gives a challenge to them.  They turn away from Him from that point on.

“2 For he grew up…like a root…”  I clearly see what we are waiting to celebrate right now: His coming as a baby and growing up as a normal Jewish boy. Continue reading