If You Knew

Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” (John 4:10 NIV)

Many people have presumptions about others that are not true of everyone. The Samaritan woman sure did. She told Jesus all the things that she knew to be true of the Jews and Samaritans at that time:  “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.) (John 4:9). And, “Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem” (v. 20). Thankfully, Jesus didn’t let her assumptions keep her from drinking the living water that He offers. Her thirst was forever quenched when she realized that Jesus was unlike all of the Jews – or men – she had known (vv.28-29).

Photo by Artem Kovalev on Unsplash

So many people turn away from the true Jesus because their perception of Him has been tarnished by someone or something. Yet He continues to reveal Himself to them because He knows that their presumptions are keeping them from experiencing something better. Get to know the Jesus in the Bible, not the Jesus that some people have unfortunately made Him out to be. He is real, He is good and He loves you.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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