I’m sure we are all familiar with John 4:1-26 the story about the woman at the well.
Jesus had been traveling and of course when you travel for extended periods of time, you get thirsty. so he stops at a well and asks this woman there to get him a drink. now this woman goes, “uhm, excuse me. we aren’t supposed to associate”. I can just imagine her looking stunned and perplexed that Jesus is speaking to her. you see, she was a samaritan, and men were not usually supposed to address women unless they were accompanied by a husband.
You see, this woman, she was more focused on living by the law. she was more focused on living by the book. i am sure we all know someone like that. perhaps even you are like that. jesus however, he was focused on love and grace.
We are all the woman at the well that Jesus wasn’t supposed to be talking to. we all sin. and sin separate us from god.
whether its drinking underage, or sex before marriage, adultery, or even cursing or holding on to anger. we all deal with sin. we all have it
it’s easy for us to point fingers at others and judge those whose sin may be more public and known. it’s easy yes, but it causes isolation. it prevents us from taking the gospel to people who may need it.
As Jesus stated in John 8:7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”
friends, lets put down those stones and realize that we are all the woman at the well. we are all that woman that doesn’t deserve the grace given to us by God. we are all the woman at the well who society would say we shouldn’t be talking to Jesus. we are all that woman.