Wednesday, March 8, 2017
I continue to be amazed at Jesus in Samaria.
His commission and His anointing was to bring the message of the Kingdom of God to Israel.
Yet here...He makes an intermission in His time of ministry and finds "He must needs go" through Samaria.
It is as though for a momentary interlude Israel did not exist.
Here in Samaria He speaks to an Outcast among the Outcasts...and His message is understood and received.
Here He opens the depths of the gospel message.
Here He speaks of an inner well ever springing.
The Beauty and the Pathos of the moment are overwhelming...
While Israel saw only the external, the superficial, here in a land beyond Israel's limits the truth was made bare.
A lost multitude without any of the clinging forms of religion heard with a needy hearts and opened their lives to the Words of Life.
The doors of revelation were flung open and the Secret of Eternal Life was made manifest.
The Word echoes within me today, "a well of water springing up into Eternal Life".