Jesus meets a stranger

Living water and eternal life

Jesus the Jewish religious teacher chats to a Samaritan woman

I absolutely love that this happened; that Jesus would go through Samaria instead of avoid it. That he’d send the disciples of for food and stay there alone. That he’d start a conversation that breaks all the ‘rules’ of his society. That he’d talk about something so controversial as religion without getting into a fight. That he’d challenge someone about their lifestyle directly and gently. That he’d stay in this town so that he could explain things fully to them. And that he’d open up to this stranger and tell her in no uncertain terms that he is the Messiah – God’s chosen rescuer!

Help your children to unpack the surprises of this conversation here.

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