sharing life with us

marmsky May (19)

sharing life with us

Devotions from Jefferson Vann # 2386

John 4:1-6

Joh 4:1 After Jesus learned that the Pharisees heard he was making and baptizing more disciples than John

Joh 4:2 (and yet Jesus himself was not baptizing, but his disciples were),

Joh 4:3 he left Judea and went again to Galilee.

Joh 4:4 He had to pass through Samaria;

Joh 4:5 so he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar near the place that Jacob had given his son Joseph.

Joh 4:6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, worn out from his hike, sat down at the well. It was about noon.

sharing life with us

John had been making a good case in his narrative that Jesus was the most amazing spiritual being – God become flesh, the gift from the Father in whom anyone who believes can receive permanent life.

Now, John backs up and tells the other side of the story. This Jesus decides to step away from the Judean limelight and go back to Galilee and work there for a while, away from the spies of the Pharisees and their politics. That I can understand. Maybe Jesus is more like me than I thought.

And what do I find him doing on his hike (ὁδοιπορίας)? He stops for a rest. He got tired of walking. I can certainly relate to that.

I know Jesus is going to drop a huge spiritual bomb in a few minutes when he encounters that Samaritan woman. But for now, I enjoy resting with him. He is an approachable Savior.

LORD, thank you for sharing life with us, as well as for offering life to us.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jeff is a former Christian missionary.
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