I Hope He Would’ve Met Me at the Well

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faith, Listening When He Speaks, Love God, Love God Love People, Love People, opinion, question

Please bear with for a couple of moments whilst I try to make heart ‘n soul sense of something that’s been squeezing me for the last several days.

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1. God saved me from hell’s damnation lake of fire when I accepted the Lord of lords as my personal Savior. (He, gave His Son, Jesus, to the world as an innocent babe, to later defeat sin by His most horrific death on a cross, followed by His glorious resurrection, and a heavenly ascension… all this was done for me and my sin-born skin.) It’s true blue, and the same gift is available to you.

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2. I acknowledge, accept, and show my appreciation of this most merciful gift of salvation by the way I live, by the way I love, by what I think on, by what I say, and by what I do. Such activity is guided, not my own self, but by His Word, also known as the God-breathed scriptures. I find such words in the Holy Bible.

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3. In the Holy Bible, I have learned, among other things, that love is the greatest command of all. Oh, indeed, there are ten, stone tablet-etched  commandments, but this wild love of Jesus, this commandment drives them all.

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4. When I meet a person in the grocery store or the bowling alley or in the park or on the sidewalk, I try hard to treat them with respect, kindness, and compassion – meaning, I hold open the door, I offer my place in line, I help carry a bag that is too heavy, etcetera and so on. If I ask “How are you today?” I will listen while a person tells me, even if it seems that they ramble on and on, ‘cause I know what it is to be ignored. And If I get to know some folks and invite them to my home, I will feed them the same simple, healthy meal, and offer them the same tea, coffee, or water that I do for my own kin.

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5. Remember that guidebook, the Holy Bible? Right up front in the book of Genesis, God told Moses what to write, and in doing so, Moses obeyed the Lord. In chapter two of the first book, we find the Truth of marriage – one man, one woman. It’s a simple fact of God’s Word and His World. Me, my own self, and I did not make this stuff up, I do not repeat it with indignation, condemnation, or righteous judgment… the Lord has the first and the final say on that.

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6. If I’m sitting around the table with guests and someone asks me what I think of marriage, I’ll tell ‘em that it’s a God-grande thing and how amazing is it that the God of the Universe, the God Who created the land, seas, stars, moon, fruits, veggies, deserts, plains, mountains, man, and woman, also created a way for life to replicate, duplicate, carry on, and fill the earth. “Wowzer,” I might even say. If my guest has not heard of, or has forgotten, I likely would pull out the Holy Bible and share some scripture in Genesis that explains all of this totally amazing beginning of the world stuff… because I am a human and I cannot.

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7. When a topic takes center-stage of the political arena and it flies in the face of what God says in the Holy Bible, it’s okay for me to say so. I’m not going to shout and fly my fists about it, nor am I gonna wave a wand and order brimstone and fire to fall; but, to be silent is to agree. And frankly, there are some things going on in today’s legislative arena with which I do not agree.

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8. That being said, I have a couple of questions: Why do some folks assume, that when I repeat the God-breathed Word, that I have cast His love, and my love, aside and have spoken from some deep, dark hateful place? I haven’t and I don’t.

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9. Why have some fellow Believers said that I am hateful, or even called me a self-righteous Christian, when all I did was repeat God’s Word? Hold onto your hats and pull up your bootstraps because I dared do it in the public square and much to my dismay, I was lightning-quick spewed into a corner. And when it is a sister or brother in Christ who hurls such burning words, what am I to think about how they live in and how they share God’s love?

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10. I am a human, I am prone to make mistakes – yes, yes, indeed, even as a Christian. During His time on earth, I full well know that Jesus stepped right into the unholy flung mud and sat in the grossed out gunk with sinners of all variety, and truth be told, if I walked the earth back then, I can only hope that He would have met me at the well. He loved offenders in thought, word, and deed, yes, yes, indeed. But not once does the Good Book say that Jesus ever walked away from what His Father said through Moses about marriage, way back in Genesis.

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Please remember that whether or not it jives with Christianity, a legalistic, marital mandate, 

handed down by man’s own hand to the masses, 

is not the saving grace of the day,

Jesus is.

easterGift sm .

He is the only, and the ultimate, equalizer..

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I do not, and I will not, apologize for my belief in the entirety of God’s Word. That being said, if you wanna leave a comment, go ahead; but, know that bashing and trash-talking will not be tolerated. Why? ‘Cause we’re all a bunch of sinners in need of His grace.

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* man & woman unity in Genesis 2:21-24

And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.  Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.

And Adam said:

“This is now bone of my bones
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman,
Because she was taken out of Man.”

Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

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* love commandment in Matthew 22:36-40

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

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* woman at the well in John 4:7-13

A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.

Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.

Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”

The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water?  Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?”

Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

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8 thoughts on “I Hope He Would’ve Met Me at the Well”

  1. I think he met all who know him at some kind of well…and, never have quite understood how those (of particularly a Christian conviction) are cast as hateful bigots because we believe some behavior is wrong. Heck, I, my wife, my children, engage in wrong behavior all the time. I don’t hate any of them. Love them more than peanut butter cups. And that’s a whole lot…

    • Sir Jeff, more than peanut butter cups? Ah, that’s sweet. (Fine and dandy, sweet like candy.)

      Thank you for adding to the conversation and for reassuring me that me and mine are not alone in our misbehavin’ ways.

      Blessings.

  2. Great post, my friend. I read through it identifying with you on many levels. Couldn’t agree with you more. Have been told I was intolerant, I was hateful, I was a ‘typical Christian hypocrite’ because of standing for God designed marriage. I have family members that won’t speak to me, but sure speak about me behind my back, because of being a follower of Christ, in all arenas. It saddens my heart when I see people who claim to know Christ to stand on the opposite side. Yep, love the sinner, but that sin is wrong, as is anything that goes against the heart and word of God. I have even seen some of them say that maybe tradition marriage should be outlawed, while bashing everyone who won’t stand for same sex marriage, because traditional marriage doesn’t seem to be ‘relevant’ now a days, and people don’t stay married anyway. So, they can bash my Biblically aligned belief and life, but I cannot stand upon God’s word without being called an intolerant hater? Hmmmmm…………………..

    We are all sinners, all broken people, in need of His love and grace, but we can only fully receive that when we surrender ourselves, our wills, to Him and align with His word.

  3. I don’t get it, either, Darlene. And how can anyone that doesn’t believe that the whole Bible is God’s Word, believe in Jesus, because how else would we even know about Jesus if it weren’t for God’s Word, right? And it isn’t hateful to share truth, it’s offering freedom from the bondage of sin. God’s Word says that it is His kindness that leads us to repentance. It’s not hate that motivates our public proclamations, but kindness that those who are lost will hear the truth and turn to Christ, our only hope. I’d hope Jesus would meet me at the well, too. Lord knows I dare not cast any stones. Love you muchly, Patrica

    • Wow, you said in a few sentences what I tried to say in a whole page. Thank ye kindly for stopping by and sharing, as always.

      Blessings.

  4. Darlene, your passionate heart just really shows here. And passionate people tend to make more enemies. But what would we be without passion? We would be nation — a people of slugs. Your passion doesnt spring from anything but love. And GOd will bless that.

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