Thoughts on the Way Home

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Forgetting Self - Lessons from a Samaritan Woman

The woman said to Him, "Sir, give me this water, so I will not be thirsty nor come all the way here to draw." John 4:15

So the woman left her waterpot, and went into the city and said to the men, "Come, see a man who told me all the things that I have done; this is not the Christ, is it?" John 4:28-29

When the conversation began she could think of nothing but her and her needs. But by the end of the conversation she had forgotten her needs all together, and could think of nothing but Him. But most never see Him (John 4:10). And they leave the time worse than when they came - still holding an empty waterpot.