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But He needed to go through Samaria

Jesus had an appointment with us at Sychar. He needed someone who would ask our questions and get his answers, someone of our kind, someone sinful just as we are, someone ignorant, someone blinded by preconceived ideas as this woman was.

When Jesus sat on the well, he waited for you and for me.

When the woman of Samaria came to draw water, we were there, in our daily habits, thirsty for natural water.

But when He asked a woman of Samaria to give him to drink, Jesus changed the rules and annulled the traditions. He broke the wall of human regulations. He spoke to a woman. And as Jews had no dealings with the Samaritans, Jesus decided that from now on Jews will have dealings with all the human race.

Then He identified Himself as “the gift of God”. Indeed this is exactly what Jesus is. This is the greatest definition one could ever propose.
The gift of God who provides living waters offered that woman to ask for a new kind of water, that kind that puts an end to thirst forever, for that water He gives shall be a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
That is why Jesus came to Sychar, to tell the world that He gives the fresh water of his divine life.

When the people thirsted there for water, they murmured against Moses.
But in every one of us there is a prayer: “My soul thirsted for God, for the living God”, for life is a journey in a dry and thirsty land.

We might have today an appointment with the Master of ages, at a place that appears insignificant. He knows our past, our present, our future, our needs and our dreams, our wounds and our regrets.

Let us drink water He gives to become a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

Mickaël Berreby


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