Additionally, the Samaritan woman was faced with unacceptance from her own community. This woman was shunned and rejected by the other women of the area for her immorality. She came to draw water at the hottest part of the day, so she would not be seen. Jesus knew her history but still offered her grace and ministered to her.
When Jesus reached out to the Samaritan woman he showed that His mission was to all people, not just the Jews. The Samaritan woman was amazed that grace could be offered to her and shared this great news so others could experience His compassionate heart. The best part is...
This well was built long before the Samaritan woman
needed the water; the well was already dug ready to
meet her needs. He does that for us, too!
Not feeling accepted is a deep concept and that is very complicated. We are marginalized because of our accent, academic skills, financial status, skin color, personality, and countless other attributes. Jesus continually provides us stories about His grace (unconditional love) which He has freely given to all of us. He has graciously presented us the living water. The water is for us to ingest and then extravagantly extend it to our friends, neighbors, community and the world.
We would like to share this story and water experiments and STEM activities with our Sunday School children during this warm July weekend. Some of these activities include: constructing a bicycle carwash, creating a water bomb, building a waterwheel, erecting a backyard water wall, and assembling a water bottle sun catcher