A checkered past....a life of regret....
All of this was against her.
Judged.....outcast at best.....
Loathed, shunned, despised.
Rejected by others.......filled with regret.
The self-loathing was the worst.
Less than because of her lineage.
Less than because of her life.
Avoidance....a long dusty road to the outskirts
of town.....alone....and that was fine.
She was accustomed to being alone.
Alone with her thoughts....
She wasn't alone.
He MUST not have known......
Or he would have asked nothing of her.......
SAID nothing to her...
A simple drink to cool the throat of a weary traveler.
That she could do.
But still.......a puzzle......that he would even ask.
could he know her past?
wellsprings of hope?
Of what was he
Please change the topic...Let's talk about logistics...
Where we worship -
isn't that important?
That is the question you
I AM the Living Water.....
You can be filled and not thirst again......
I am Living Water for your SOUL.
and her thirst was quenched.
And her SOUL overflowed as she went to tell.
How can an outcast with a
checkered past become one
of the first to tell her people (outcasts themselves)
that the long awaited one was now with them?
And they implored Him to stay a bit....and share a bit. And many believed.....
checkered past led her
toward this destiny?
Heartbreak and mistakes...
God used for GOOD.
Had it not been for her life of misery she would NOT have been in that place.....at that time....to meet Him.
Because Jesus knew her past
and loved her
(because of it)
(in spite of it)
And she is remembered
And her story is told.
Because all of her life -
the good and the bad
led her to this moment..
is the very thing
that leads you to Him?
mistakes and misfortunes
are leading you to Him?
What if every plan for evil
He has purposed to use for your good?
Is your soul dry?
Come - alone - to the well -
And prepare to be satisfied.
The water I give will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life. John 4:14
Click the link below for "The Well".
(It is one of my favorites!)
We all need a trip
to the well......