In a beautifully-written reflection on the familiar story of the conversation at Jacob’s Well between Jesus and a Samaritan woman, a popular author has written:
I’d give a thousand sunsets to see the expression on Jesus’ face when he heard the Samaritan woman speak these words, “I know that Messiah — that is, Christ — is coming.” Did His eyes water? Did He smile? Did He look up into the clouds and cast a holy wink in the direction of His Heavenly Father? Of all places to find a hungry heart — Samaria? Of all the Samaritans to be searching for God — a woman?
Of all the women to have an insatiable appetite for God — a five-time divorcee? Remarkable! Of all people to be chosen to personally receive the Secret of the Ages — an outcast among outcasts!
Jesus didn’t reveal the secret to King Herod or the religious Establishment bigwigs. He didn’t announce His identity and present His credentials within the Colonnades…
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