May 9th, 2015 (Sat) Cyber Fellowship Pastor Ock Soo Park
Let’s open the Bible to John chapter 4, verse 43.
“Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee.”
I read one verse. John chapter 4 is about a woman in Samaria. Jesus met the Samaritan woman at a well. Jesus talked to the woman to ask her some water. The Samaritan woman was so surprised and said,
“How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria?”
At that time, Jews treated Samaritans as dogs and didn’t eat or drink with them because they were of mixed-race. But the Samaritan woman’s life and everything of hers were so different from Jesus. So this was a conversation between the woman’s distant heart and Jesus’ heart, which were so far apart. Now what is really surprising and what I feel strongly about is the water. Jesus said to the woman,
“Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”
For most people it would be too hard to understand and accept this Word. The Samaritan woman’s life itself was located so far away from Jesus and she was in an impossible position to talk to. However, we could see when Jesus opened his warm heart and faced the woman, the woman opened her heart too, and the heart of the woman and Jesus flowed together although they had been far apart and in different worlds.
We thought the Samaritan woman would say “Where on earth is such water found? You must be joking, how can there be water that doesn’t make you thirst again? That doesn’t make sense!” However, the woman said something so amazing,
“Sir, give me the water that I visit not, neither come hither to draw. Jesus saith unto her, Go call the husband and come hither.”
Therefore the Word continually entered deeper and deeper inside the woman’s heart. Later, we see the woman throwing away her water pot and going into the city to introduce the Gospel of Jesus, and Jesus to people. From then on people came out and listened to the words of Jesus, and the words of God. Now when we see verses 40 and 39 it says,
“And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, ‘He told me all that I ever did.’ So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.”
Eventually due to the request of the Samaritans, Jesus abode with them for two days. As they were together Jesus slept, ate, and talked with them, and became one through the heart although they were so different. Jesus