Despite My Self

This morning I read from John 4 about the woman at the well. In this passage, a Samaritan woman meets Jesus. This woman has had several husbands and is living with another man at the time of the meeting. Jesus indicates to the woman that he knows this. He also shares that “Anyone who drinks the water I give will never thirst-not ever.”

Following the encounter, the woman tells others that she has met the One who knows everything about her – the Messiah. I get the feeling that she was extremely excited about this meeting. If I read correctly, she did not walk away ashamed; she walked away feeling loved, accepted, and known.

I have many perfectionist tendencies; however, I am far from perfect. It’s incredible to know that Christ loves me and accepts me despite my self. It’s also amazing to realize that all I will ever need comes from Christ.

Until the next post….