Fill My Cup, Lord
Date: March 15, 2020
In our reading this week from John’s gospel we hear the story of Jesus at the well with the Samaritan woman. It is important, when hearing this scripture, to remember that men would not have tended to speak with unmarried women to whom they were unrelated. It is also important to point out that the Samaritans were people looked down on by all their Jewish neighbours.
Despite the history and context, Jesus offers the Samaritan woman the same salvation he brings to the Jewish people. To the woman, he is the Messiah and he gives her living water. She is overjoyed, tells her neighbours, and becomes one of the many people who spread the gospel in that region.