He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”
“I have no husband,” she replied.
Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”
“Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”
Jesus declared, “Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”
The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”
Then Jesus declared, “I who speak to you am he.”
This time, I’d love for you to read the scriptures and share with me (us) what you see in this passage. Why do you think Jesus asked her to go get her husband? Why do you think she kind of avoids the husband issue and focuses on where she should worship? Or is there something else that catches your attention.
I love how God speaks to all of us differently through the same passage so I really want to hear what you are thinking. Please click on the word “comments” below to share your thoughts. I’ll be back later to share mine.
Good Friday Blessings ~