Sunday, October 21, 2007
Jesus the Boundary Crosser
What does it mean to come?
Do I make it harder than it is?
Do I keep myself from coming?
Drink the truth.
Dependent on the giver not the receiver.
Wash away the muck.
Cleanse inside and out.
Fresh, new, clean.
Weary, heat of the day.
Unrest, something is not right.
She knew immediately that he was a Jew.
God crosses the boundaries to redeem.
Adam, the aloneness is not good.
Humanity should not be alone.
Jesus alone at the well.
The Samaritan woman alone at the well.
Spirit is everywhere. Truth is hands.
What is broken in the community?
The community misses the reality.
He comes "I, the one speaking to you, I am he."
Faces, but no connections.
Someone to relate.
Someone to communion with.
At the well with this stranger.
The stranger knows the brokenness.
He knows the deeper need.
Spirit and truth.
Mystery and integrity.
Heart and Hands.
Being and doing.
She leaves her water jug.
She leaves the brokenness.
She leaves the wounds.
The living water bubbles up.
Into the heart of the community.
From outcast to witness.
Disgrace to respect.
Given a place of value.
Heaven touches earth.
Moving, being, doing, flowing, restoring, redeeming.