I keep thinking about that Samaritan woman at the well. We always hear about the good Samaritan. That story is such a classic. Even people who don’t claim to be Jesus followers can recall some part of the story. It’s been adapted into children’s book and the inspiration for other stories. But what about the “bad” Samaritan Jesus talked to at Jacob’s Well?
In John 4, Jesus spoke to her there at the well.
And here’s the short of it:
HE knew everything about her…and LOVED HER anyway.
Why can’t we love like that?
That is all.
We are all different.
Love no matter what.
This video is quite moving. Worth the 14 min watch.
Our preacher used the story below in his EASTER sermon. I think this is such a great analogy of how GOD protected and SAVED us by sending JESUS. Thank you Lord for JESUS!
Once a boy and his father were driving along the road when a bee flew in the window. The boy got very upset when he saw the bee buzzing around his head and he began throwing his arms around madly, because he was allergic to bee stings! The boy was very frightened of the bee. The father quickly grabbed the bee! He held it for a bit and then let it go again.
The bee began to buzz around again and the boy was again frightened. The father told his son, “It is OK, you are all right.” Then he opened his hand to show the boy the stinger was stuck in his palm. His father had allowed the bee to sting him. He had taken the sting and had taken the danger out of the bee.
Jesus Christ did the exact same thing for us! He let death “sting” Him instead of us. He did this so we could live forever and never die. He took the danger out of death. We can know that once we die, we can be with our Father in Heavan. HOW AWESOME IS THAT!!!! (not a question, a exclamation!)
The Bible tells us about that “sting” being taken out of death by Jesus Christ:
“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of
death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God,
which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
(I Corinthians 15:55-57)
I love how God did that for us. He is just like a father who would take a sting for his child. He did that for us!
What an amazing gift we have in EASTER!
Again, thank YOU LORD for JESUS!
I have watched this video so many times. It such a heartwarming story of a guy who thinks of others first. From a plant to a sweet little girl and all in between… He is NOT selfish. He is NOT self-centered. He is a servant. He is blessed.
I want to help others. I want others needs to come before mine. I am blessed…I want to bless others.
Please watch the video.
This is a great story told by an awesome story teller: Kevin Kling. His genius was introduced to me by another story teller: Bob Tryanski. I blogged about him a couple of weeks ago.
I hope the link works below. Please try it. Listen to the whole story! It’s a great and different way to look at the birth of Jesus. Ya gotta listen to it all though!
OOOOPS!!! It didn’t work, but it you go to my Facebook page right now, you could watch it. (I hope!).
You never ever know how your life and the things you do for others truly affect them.
Please watch this awesome video: