When Jesus was on earth, one day he walked into a place called Samaria. Samaria and Samaritans were considered unclean spiritually. Jesus was sitting by a well when a woman came up to get water. He asked her for a drink of water. She responded by saying, “You are Jew how is it that you are asking me a Samaritan woman for a drink?” It was unheard of for a Jewish Rabbi to speak to a Samaritan woman in those days.
Jesus told her that if she knew who he was that she would ask him and he would give her living water-eternal life.
Imagine you are in your favorite hangout place like a coffee shop for example. Jesus walks up and asks you for a cup of coffee.
- What would your response be?
2. Would you buy him a cup of coffee?
3. What would you ask him?
4. What would you want to talk with him about?
5. What life concerns would you want to let him know about?
For me, my answers would be:
1- amazed he was talking to me and ask him to sit down with me
2- I would buy him a cup of coffee or anything else he wanted.
3- I would ask when he is coming back for good.
4- I would talk with him about my life, my friends, problems in the world.
5- I would let him know about my chronic illness struggles and ask for healing. I would share with him about the woes in the world right now and how he wants me to help.
Here is the thing. We can share all of those things with Jesus well except buy him a cup of coffee. But we can ask him the sit down with us. We can ask him questions. We talk with him about our lives and our concerns.
Hebrews 4 says:
“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
Let me know how you would answer the 5 questions in the comments.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.