Today, like Jacob who dug that well in Sychar, we will be spending our day drilling the well in our assigned community.
I’ve always found this passage interesting. Jesus “had” to go through Samaria. Why? There was certainly another route—one most of the Jewish people always took. No, Jesus was compelled to go through Samaria. It was through the Spirit’s guidance that Jesus found Himself tired, thirsty, and in the heat of the noonday sun. Right where He needed to be to provide the gift of “living water” to this Samaritan community.
I believe that is exactly why God has me in the heat of the mid-day sun in Honduras. There is a need for physical water, like Jacob provided, and a need for spiritual water, which Jesus provides. Whether God’s purpose is that I help meet those needs here in Honduras, or to prepare me for the ministry to which He has called me beyond this trip is yet to be seen.
Pray: In the midst of the physical labor and the challenges of the work, pray that I will see the people of this community the way Jesus saw the people in Sychar. He wasn’t so preoccupied with His mission so as not to see the needs around Him. I can get task focused. I want to be heart focused. To seize the opportunities to know and love the people God has led us to serve this week.
Con el corazón de Dios!