Divine Appointments

Series: Dry Fountains | Week 1: Dry Fountains

Day One John 4:1-6

4 Jesus knew the Pharisees had heard that he was baptizing and making more disciples than John 2 (though Jesus himself didn’t baptize them—his disciples did). 3 So he left Judea and returned to Galilee.

4 He had to go through Samaria on the way. 5 Eventually he came to the Samaritan village of Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime.
– John 4:1-6 (NLT)

1. Why does Jesus leave Judea to go to Galilee (verses 1-2)?
2. Where does Jesus “have to” travel through to get there?
3. Why does Jesus sit according to verse 6?

Despite intense ethnic conflict between Jews and Samaritans, Jesus, a Jew, chooses to travel through Samaria to reach His destination. And instead of hurrying through, Jesus sits and rests there. Jesus has a divine appointment, and while He sits, He meets the Samaritan woman at the well. Spend some time reflecting on what you may be missing by hurrying through your day or by avoiding certain people and places. Ask God to help you be so in tune with His voice and His plan that you don’t miss what He has for you.

For Further Learning: The Chosen’s Woman at the Well Scene

For Families with Kids at Home
Here we see that even though He’s tired, Jesus still has eyes to see someone who needs to experience the love of God: a Samaritan woman! Ask your kids if they often feel too busy at school in order to notice how others are doing. Encourage them to take time to look around every once in a while and see how they can encourage others today!

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