What Jesus Says Next

At the well in Sychar, the conversation between Jesus and the Samaritan woman he’s asked for a drink begins to take on the feel of drama. I find it amazing that when Jesus talks to individuals, including this woman, he often gets right to the nub, the issues in their...

What Does She Want?

This woman of Sychar clearly wants more than the water she came for. If not more, she could just bring up the bucket, fill her jug, and go back home—before the day gets hotter or somebody else shows up. There and back is her usual routine. She’s not at the well to...

The Love Chapter

To remind myself of John’s amazing statement “God is love” (I John 4: 8) is to open a topic the size of the ocean. Or to put it another way, imagine a stack of books as high as Mt. Everest. If they all talk about who God is and what love is, they’d make such a...