The woman said to Him, "Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet... "
~ John 4:19 (NKJV)
The woman at the well stands exposed. The Prophet sees her for what she is. Most people might withdraw and hide at this point.
But the Prophet did not turn away from her, and she does not turn away either. She elects another option, revealing an even deeper secret of her heart—revealing the woman who has already been in hiding.
Something greater than her shame dares to emerge, because she has won the spiritual lottery of obtaining a Prophet's ear. She wants to claim a prize which has eluded every person she knows.
"... Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship."
~ John 4:20 (NKJV)
The woman at the well of five husbands and a live-in boyfriend wants her worship to be validated.
This woman who is a nobody dares to believe she might be a somebody in the eyes of God.
I ask of you and of myself ~
When exposed before the Lord, is the first inclination to run and hide as Adam and Eve, or face the God-Who-Sees and engage Him?
When we understand that we have God's ear, will our one burning question dare to emerge?
Is worship about doing a duty or about knowing we've touched God?
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