A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” John 4:7
One of the most famous women in Scripture is anonymous. Notorious perhaps, but still anonymous. I think it’s so that we identify with her more easily. You see, her story is everyone’s story. At least, I see my story in hers. I’m guessing you do, too.
I often get so caught up in my immediate needs and situations that I miss Jesus right in front of me. (v. 10)
And then, while Jesus stands ready to offer exactly what I need, I’d rather argue. (v. 11)
I like the comfort of tradition, sometimes even at the expense of real intimacy with Jesus. (v. 12)
I have sins I think Jesus doesn’t know about. (v. 17-18)
But when He confronts me with those sins, I change the subject. (v.20)
I have some muddled ideas about what real worship is, but I’m usually pretty confident my way is right. (v. 22)
I’m also quick to try to impress Jesus with what I know. (v. 25)
But I’m also stunned and amazed that Jesus takes and interest in me … personally. (v. 9)
Because of that, my life has never been the same. Come and meet this Man who knows everything about me. I’m sure He is the Christ.