Come to the Well
Posted on Mar 08, 2023 by Heather Lewis
I adore stories of Jesus going out of his way to engage with those who are shunned by others, like lepers, Zacchaeus, the woman at the well, the thief on the cross. He knew everything about them, yet still sought them out to heal, forgive, and bring them new life. It was these people as much as his devoted disciples who spread the good news of God’s love to their communities.
This Sunday we’ll hear about the amazing encounter between Jesus and the woman at the well in the Gospel of John. The scene was full of moments that should not have happened: a woman came to the well by herself in the middle of the day, instead of with a group in the morning. Jesus, a Jewish man, spoke to her, a Samaritan woman. She responded by questioning his authority. He responded by telling her that he was the Messiah. She ran home and told everyone what she had just heard, and they listened, and believed her.
This encounter is the epitome of what Jesus tried to teach us! Include the outcast. Everyone is worthy of God’s love and our respect. Be in relationship with each other. Question authority. Spread the Gospel. Believe.
“And all who thirst will thirst no more;
and all who search will find what their souls long for.
The world will try, but it can never fill,
so leave it all behind, and come to the well.”
In Christ’s love,
Director of Worship and Music