To let the world see the difference.
He calls us to repentance.
To stand on the promise that we are chosen by God, holy and dearly loved.
He calls us to love and walk as a new creation in Christ.
To experience the Hands of the Healer.
He says “Follow Me.” Immediately.
To show us that he doesn’t run away from our needs, even needs wrongly met, because they reveal something about us that He wants to transform, to redeem, to deepen our roots through relationship with Him.
He looks at the Samaritan woman with love and maybe we should say: “Look at what potential she has for God. See how hard she’s trying to find the right thing in all the wrong places.”
To ask us if we looking at messy, real lives and saying “that’s wrong” or if we are penetrating the walls and masks to seek why they are in such trouble in order to love them where they are?
He reminds us that our message is not that we have it all together. Our message is that we know the one who does!
To let us rest in shalom שָׁלוֹם: nothing missing. nothing broken. life as it was meant to be.