Remember her? She was half Gentile, half Jewish and she was on the heart of Jesus. He stopped everything and gave her the time she needed with him alone.
There was no condemnation for her from the God of the Universe who asked her for a drink of water. Read her story in John 4. He showed her no sense of his superiority, but he knew her history and got her attention by gently noting: “You have had five husbands, and he whom you now have is not your husband.”
He won her because of his attitude toward her: she was in the same position as every woman, she needed hope and vision and comfort and love. She asked him straight questions and he gave her straight answers. She needed that; she needed him.
We, in the final analysis need Jesus, The Comforter. He is the God of all comfort. His presence in your life and mine brings the power of the God of Creation into our lives. It is not a natural, commonplace existence. Scripture calls your Savior “the God of all comfort” (2Co 1:3). And in 2Co 1:4: “Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”
All of us have this in common: we have a lot to learn. And even if it is our fifth marriage we can still listen and learn. God starts with us – from where we are.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
ARE YOU OUT THERE?
• Do you have the desire to comfort others who are in trouble?
• Has God comforted you when you thought all was lost?
• Have you asked Jesus, “God of all Comfort” to come into your life?