As we are coming back from Spring Break, I don’t know about everyone else, but I am wishing it wasn’t over. Last week I went on the Spring Break Retreat, Outlet, and it was an amazing week. One of the thinks we talked about last week was that we are all broken, but that we are also all broken together, we are not alone.
John 4: 6-10
“ Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime. Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Please give me a drink.” He was alone at the time because his disciples had gone into the village to buy some food. The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?” Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.”
This was one of the scriptures we discussed on the retreat last week. Later on in this story Jesus tells the woman that one day it will not matter who she or anyone else is, as long as they are worshiping God. We talked about how this woman at the well was an outcast, because most women went to the well in the morning, she was clearly trying to avoid seeing anyone else. This also applies to Jesus, because he was traveling in the middle of the day, this indicates that he was avoiding being seen as well. The main thing that I related to in the scripture is that Jesus was also an outcast; he was also at the well at noon.
This tells us that Jesus was broken too, and that we are all broken. The place we are most likely to find Jesus is in our brokenness and we need to know that we are not alone in this. As you go through this week, just remember that whatever your struggles and your broken pieces, you are not alone, someone else is also feel that way. If you want it might help to share this with someone, they may be able to relate and reassure you that you aren’t alone.