Day 17 - John 4:1-15
Points to Ponder:
1.What do you learn about Jesus and his nature from this section?
2.Tired as he was what did Jesus still spend the energy to do for and with this woman?
3.In chapter 3, Jesus talked to Nicodemus about his way of thinking about earthly things, while Jesus was trying to talk to him about spiritual things. It is hard (and naturally impossible) for people to understand spiritual things. How do you see this woman struggle with this?
4.How does Jesus gently and lovingingly lead her to him?
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” – John 4:10
Lord Jesus, you were totally exhausted and worn out from your trip to Galilee. You had been traveling over hill and dale to get there and you just wanted a drink of water. But when a woman came to the well, you saw her not only as someone who could satisfy your need for water from but you also saw her as someone whom you might serve. You didn’t see her as a someone to leverage for your goals, but someone whom you might serve. Dear Jesus, I sometimes look at people so differently. I see people as people whom I can leverage to do what I want to do and get done what I want to get done. I see people as obstacles and hindrances. I see people as partners and helpers in my life. But they are so much more than that! I’m sorry, Jesus, for thinking first about me and how I can use people, instead of thinking about them and how I can serve them – especially spiritually! Forgive me Jesus and let your Word and your Life well up in me like a spring bubbling up from the ground. Fill me with your life. Fill me with your strength. Walk with me and give me the strength to serve even when my strength dries up. Walk with me and give me your eyes to see people as ones whom I might serve the way you served me. You have given me eternal life. I have what I need. Help me give that to them too. Amen.