On Mondays I’m blogging through Mary DeMuth‘s and Frank Viola‘s brand new book The Day I Met Jesus: The reavealing diaries of five women in the gospels. The woman of the third diary is found in John 4:1-42. It’s the story of the Samaritan woman meeting Jesus at the well. This encounter at the well is the longest personal conversation reported in the gospels. It gives us all hope.Frank Viola points out “Consider this, dear reader. If your Lord could love an insignificant, uneducated, ‘worthless’, sinful Samaritan … a multiple divorcee… an outcast among her own people, then you can rest assured He loves and accepts you too.” Powerful, isn’t it?
God’s love has no boundaries.
No one is beyond the reach of God’s grace.
And when we meet this love in Person, we are transformed like the Samaritan woman. She was used to avoid public places and encountering other people. But after meeting Jesus, she became the first evangelist for Samaritans. She was no longer concerned about her situation, she was focused on the Messiah.
The Living Water has that effect on people. And that’s how we are invited to live too: Freely, joyfully and always refreshed, supported, and strengthened by the Living Water.
You are more than we deserve.
But never less than what we need.
Thank you for loving us without boundaries.
Thank you for transforming us with your grace.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Has Jesus transformed you? How does the Living Water affect you?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you let the Living Water change you inside and out!
Image courtesy of Mari-Anna Stålnacke. Linking up today with Sharing His Beauty, Unforced Rhythms, Playdates with God.