// Come live in me all my life, take over. Come breathe in me, I will rise on eagle’s wings. //

Eagle’s Wings: Hillsong

He calls you higher to meet who you were always called to be.

Welcome, Chasers!!

Last week we were hit with the reality He is with you in your circumstances. The perspective we have may not match with the reality of who He is. He longs to be in a relationship with you. To recap more go read, Higher.

So this week we’ll see that “relationship” in action. We’ll be reading from John 4:1-26. We encourage you to read these passages for yourself, as it will release your own wisdom and revelation. That being said, to honor your time we will be paraphrasing. Let us begin!!

We’ve discussed this woman at the well before. In our series Riding Freedom. Especially, Echoing Well. Jesus has done a work was always moving. John 4: 3-4, tells us He was going from Judea to Galilee.

Verse 6, tell us He stopped by a well. Then a woman appears to gather her water. She did not know Jesus. She could care less who this man was. She needed to get her needs met. This stranger then says, “give me a drink.” Like who is this man?

Remember growing up, your parents would say, “don’t take candy from strangers!” Why didn’t you? Because a loved one who you trusted said, don’t do it. Many times this is our encounter with Christ. We see a stranger who we don’t realize we need in our lives. Not to say Jesus is trying to give you candy, but He is a stranger. We have to start the relationship. We have to start talking.

“Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.”

‭‭John‬ ‭4:9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

I didn’t say it had to be perfect. Just start. So that’s what this woman did. She chose to see the difference in herself from Jesus. We tend to do that as well. Have you ever said, “Jesus was perfect, I can’t be because…” Fill in the blank. It’s easy to do.

The next several verses are the dialogue of Jesus and this woman. They’ve now bonded and they are moving to the next level. The cutting stage.

“Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”

‭‭John‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

To us, this seems like a no-brainer. “My man, let me go get him.” So why did He say this?

“The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’ for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.”

‭‭John‬ ‭4:17-18‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Jesus hears what you speak. When He brings it up, He wants to deal with it. The good, the bad, & the ugly. He cares for you and pays attention to your life. Even the smallest of details that others may have looked over. Do you remember the detail? Try the end of verse 6.

Why would this woman be out now? Most people don’t go into the midday when the sun is out. Why? Because it’s the sun, and it’s hot! There was no air conditioning! So the preferred water carry was early morning or late at night. Because it’s cool.

Now another point, if everyone is trying to avoid the heat. Wouldn’t that mean a multitude of people would be out? What happens when everyone is out? You start to TALK! You see friends, family, and neighbors. You also may see your haters.

Imagine this woman, she has been through some things. 5 men and counting. I don’t know about you. But people talk if your single or worse if you’re trying to date one person. I can only imagine the talk from this community about the woman who has been through 5 husbands and then some. Do you get it now? She was probably frustrated, ashamed, maybe even alone.

Nobody wants to be the talk of the town. Especially if it’s more of a negative talk. So Jesus met her in her time of need. When she needed a friend. Jesus wants to be your friend. The last few verses this woman receives Jesus as her friend. We would say that’s where we want to start. Being our friend. Let Jesus be your friend.

“A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:17‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Next week join us in going deeper. Learning how to soar in the midst of chaos.

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