DAY SEVEN John 4:1-26
Morrisville United Methodist Church
Well, Well, Well...
When Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well, she had no idea who he was; but the Lord knew her; still he asked her for a drink of water. He told her that if she knew God and who He was, she could have asked him for a drink and he would have given her living water.
Jesus did not avoid her or judge her because of her past or her present situation. He offered her the "living water" knowing all about her. He didn't mind that she was a Samaritan or that she was currently living in sin. He reached out to her, and offered her the living water and shared with her that it didn't matter where people worship but rather what kind of worshipers they are. And then he went on to tell her "I who speak to you am he".
How do we act towards other sinners? Do we avoid or shun them? Do we force them to hide in the shadows? Do we remember that we too are sinners? Can we accept others without judgment, the way that Jesus did?
Step out of your comfort zone....speak to someone that you would normally avoid. Give a dollar or spare change to the person asking for it, or pay for the groceries for the person in front of you...even if they do have food stamps.
Prayer: Lord, Thank you for all of your many blessings. Please help us to be like you and reach out to those who need us and our help. Help us to not judge others but to try and see them as you do. In Jesus name. Amen.
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Rev. Dr. Shannon Smythe
United Presbyterian Church