In this week’s Gospel we see the wonderful story of Jesus encounter with a Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. Too embarrassed to draw water with the other women of her village, the woman comes to draw water in the middle of the day and is surprised to be asked by Jesus for a drink of water and even more surprised when he leads her to the waters of eternal life. In their brief encounter Jesus speaks to her deepest needs and offers her life far beyond her wildest imaginings. As she gives herself up to the Lord her life is transformed and her spirit is set free.
Jesus teaches her that true freedom comes not from empty religious observances but from learning to worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth
Unable to contain her joy the woman no longer concerned about what the rest of her neighbors may think of her rushes back to invite them to come and taste living water for themselves. ‘Come and see a man who told me everything I have ever done! John 4:29
Till next time….Andrew.
Rev. Andrew Smith
Vicar of Light in the Hills