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Know God in a Year #53 Radically Changed

As Jesus’ friends walk up, the woman leaves.

Forgetting Jesus’ thirst, what she was doing, and her water jug,  she runs to the leading men of the city with her discovery, “Come and see a man that told me my life, could this be the Messiah?”

Only looking at her they perceive a change; she looks different.

At the well, the disciples see Jesus’ face and hesitate to interrupt his meditation, but remember how He needed food and urge him to eat.

He loves their concern, and reassures them that he’s been nourished.

They wonder did the woman give him something to eat?

So he shares with them the effect he feels from having one person respond to him with faith. As a mother delights in the smile of recognition from her baby, so he delights when we “get” who He is.

Jesus knows the woman believes in Him, and as he sees the sun reflecting white on green fields, he comments, “You think there’s four months to harvest, but there is one ready here now.”

The Samaritan men come to the well and crowd him with questions, begging him to stay and teach them. What a difference from the skepticism at home!

For two days Jesus and his friends stay, eat, and sleep as guests of Samaritans, who don’t even need miracles to believe.

The disciples are stretched–extremely uncomfortable, but years later were so grateful for the experience and Jesus’ example to them.

John 4:27-42

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One Response to “Know God in a Year #53 Radically Changed”

  1. I love this story. Acts 8 shows the aftermath as a whole village comes to faith as a result of this noon encounter


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