Oh my word, I have seen those barricades erected in a flash. I can put them up pretty fast myself. Thank you for this, Ben.

Another Red Letter Day

The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet.” (John 4:19 NASB)

Yesterday we heard Jesus call to a place deep inside this Samaritan woman with the words “Go, call your husband, and come here.” With that request, He was able to break through her confusion about Living Water.

However, He also managed to flip the switch on her religion vocab.

You had me intrigued with this talk of living water, but now you want to talk religion, well, I am ready. Bring it on. If you want to talk about religion let’s talk about it. Who are you Jews to tell us how to worship?

Jesus’ penetrating words touched a hurt and triggered a defensive lockdown.

Rather than deal with her chronic relational issues, this daughter of Samaria brings up an age-old argument, that goes back to the great national divorce, when

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    1. You expressed it so well for us visual-types with that picture of the barricade. He has a way of touching our sore spots, doesn’t he? “Does that hurt?”
      One night I heard in a dream, “God’s love, unrequited, is like a laser.” That’s how a laser works; the returning light just builds up and becomes stronger. His love is like a surgical laser with pinpoint accuracy. When we stop fighting Him and let his love touch our old wounds and excise lies we have believed He can heal the deep pain much more quickly.


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