By – Tim Irving – Evangelism Team
Because it is such a normal thing to us, Jesus talking to the Samaritan woman at the well, it’s hard for us to understand why His disciples were so shocked when they returned from buying food in the village, but Jesus was breaking major social boundaries. Jews didn’t have any dealings with the Samaritans, let alone private conversations, especially not alone with a woman! But that’s what Jesus did, He got His hands dirty. He didn’t let social bias, poverty, or disease stop Him from ministering to people. He didn’t talk about loving people, He showed people love! He knew the Samaritan woman wasn’t high on the social respectability scale but He still offered her the living water only He can provide, the same living water he offers everyone, regardless of their worldly position. It’s comforting to know that God isn’t impressed with worldly accomplishments. He doesn’t care if you’re a prince or a pauper, a peon or a politician, a pastor or a priest, He offers His living water to all! If you have accepted and received His gracious gift, don’t hang out in ivory towers, get out and don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty! The world, not only who we think deserves it, but the world, needs the Lord! The world needs that living water, time to take them to the well!