Wednesday, January 25, 2012

After the One...?

I think this is one amazing story... And this is kind of my first time writing one, so If I messed up a lot. I'm sorry.. And before you go to thinking that I'm preaching at you, I promise I'm not trying too.. It's just something I'm working on.

Okay, So, Most of us know the story in the Bible of the Woman at the Well.   And this is where the story kind of starts John Chapter 4:4  "Jesus had to go through Samaria on the way back to Galilee.  [Which was about an extra two days on his part]  He came to the village of Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.  (6) Jacob's well was there; and Jesus, tired from the walk, sat wearily beside the well at about noon time.  Soon a Samaritan  woman came to draw water from the well, and Jesus asked 'Please give me a drink.'"
Now, In case you are not aware, they did not have air conditioning, cars, or fans.  Noon time was not a great time to be out and about just chillin'.  It was HOT.    It was probably rather miserable.   Now, Why would a lady be drawing water in the middle of the day?
(Skipping ahead a few verses)  (16) Go and Get your husband" Jesus told her.  "I do not have ahusband," the woman replied.  Jesus said "You're right!  You don't have a husband--for you have had five husbands and you aren't even married to the one you're living with now! You certainly spoke the truth!" 

So, You have to think.   This one woman has had five husbands (goodness, I can't even get one boyfriend! LOL) and the man she is living with now isn't even her husband!  So, Devorice nowadays isn't a big deal to most people. BAck in these days, It was WAYYY bad to get one. but this woman had FIVE.  Most women went to the well in the late afternoon, but she went during the heat of the day to escape the other harsh women.

(Skipping more verses)  (25) The woman said "I know the Messiah is coming--the one who is called Christ.  When He comes, He will explain everything.  Then Jesus told her, "I AM the Messiah!" .......(28) the woman left her water jar beside  the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, " come see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?" .......(39) Many Saritians  from the village believed in Jesus because of the woman who said "He told me everything I did!"

This woman (in the eyes of the world and of pople) she was repulsive, gross, she was basically whore.  No one wanted anything to do with her, Remember? She was out at noon!   Yet, Jesus... Jesus took those extra miles... Those extra two days.. For ONE woman.. He looked at her with compassion.  With a love, none of her five husbands or her boyfriend could give her.  That one woman who thought nothing of herself, that ONE soul who was looking everywhere.  HE saw HER. THE ONE woman who would go out and tell everyone.

Listen, I know where I have been. I know what I have been through, and it was a lot of mess the God had to reach through.  HE went those extra miles for me... All that, NASTY and UGLY stuff, for ONE PERSON.  FOR ONE SOUL.  Nothing stops HIM.  He was, and still is, after the one.  


  1. this would be a darn good short serman Ashleigh AND it goes with the theme. Not to mention it totally applies to my life. No telling who else's it touches. keep living for God ashleigh and there's no telling where he's gonna take you :) love this

  2. Love the story of the woman at the well and love the things people get out of it. This is one outlook on it I haven't heard before and I enjoyed it.