Friday, August 13, 2010

21 Days: Day 4

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Today was John chapter 4.  It is a familiar passage about "the Samaritan Woman at the Well".  This woman was an outcast, going to the well in the hot afternoon to draw water.  This really rang true to me, since it was 105 yesterday!  I can't imagine having to walk miles to get my water, especially feeling so ostracized that I would be willing to do it in the hot part of the day just so I wouldn't have to endure the other women's looks and comments.  On a side note - isn't it sad that we (women) have that in our natural makeup?  We often judge one another, on so many different levels and for such silly things too!  God, please help us to reign in that cattyness!
What really stood out to me was the pure love that Jesus had for this woman.  It superceded all cultural boundaries (she was a Samaritan).  It crossed gender lines (she was a woman).  He looked past the situation and just saw the person.  I prayed and asked God to help me be better at that.  It's so easy to get caught up in propriety that we forget what is really at stake. 
Calvin's favorite part was in the end of the chapter when Jesus healed the nobelman's son.  He said that it was cool that Jesus could do a miracle so easily.
William had a migraine, so his participation was mostly just in presence and we didn't have  a lot of discussion.  Jordan is still at Nana's house, but they are reading there too :)
Looking forward to chapter 5 tonight!

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