Sunday, September 4, 2011
Manna from John
I had this ready to send yesterday morning and my Ipad had a technical issue (crashed) I didn't think that Apple products did that??? Anyway I have been thinking about the verses over the last day and have a little different angle.
(ESV) John 4:7 A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink." 8 (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, "How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?" (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)
Jesus was radical in every part of His ministry. First He was walking through Samaria, which Jews generally did not do. Many times they would walk miles out of the way in order to keep from walking through there. Secondly, Rabbis did not talk to women at all, whether Jew or Gentile. Jesus had also apparently sent His disciples into town to buy food, Samaritan food, which would have been unclean for Jews.
Jesus spend a lot of time ministering to people that contemporary religious leaders wouldn't even be seen with. I believe that we have lost that aspect in today's religious circles, to many times we are Pharisees instead of being little Christs. Let each of us look to minister to someone that a religious zealot would just ignore.
I pray you have a blessed Lord"s Day,