In the reading of John chapter 4, one clear observation is that Jesus loves broken people. Jesus encountered the woman of Samaria at the well and revealed Himself to her as the One who gives “living water” and said that whoever drinks of the water will never thirst again. Question: How did this woman who experienced the brokenness of five husbands in the past and brokenness in her present relationship merit or deserve such a revelation? Answer: It was only by God’s grace, which is God’s amazing unmerited favor shown to us in Jesus!
Reflect on the following questions: What things have you done this week to cause God to love you less? NOTHING! What things have you done this week to cause God to love you more? NOTHING! The truth of the Gospel is that it’s only by His grace—it’s only by His unconditional love that Jesus was provided to be our Savior and Lord. Pause now and worship Him for His amazing love and amazing grace. Drink deeply of the provision of living water Jesus freely offers to you as a broken person.
Abba Father, I praise the glory of Your grace which You have given me by accepting me as Your beloved. I am so thankful that You love broken people because I am a broken person transformed by Your love. Truly, Jesus Christ changes everything! I worship You in Jesus’ name, Amen!
Written by Pastor Michael Lewis, lead pastor of Roswell Street Baptist Church in Marietta.