I am enjoying my new home. However ~ it has been way harder than I expected it to be. I am sure there is a divine purpose for God taking me out of my comfort zone and placing my feet in a world of unknown. This morning in my quiet time I am reading about resting and waiting.
Jesus and his disciples had come from a long journey and they were weary. I get that at this moment in time. The disciples had gone to Sychar for food. Jesus was tired and he was sitting on the well. As He was resting and waiting a woman came to him. She was of Samaria. He asked her for a drink. This would have been uncommon because a Jew would not have spoken to a person from Samaria or had any dealings at all with the Samaritans.
Jesus went on to tell this woman about the Living Water that she could drink of and never thirst again. He proved himself to her by telling her all she had ever done. She left a changed woman and went to tell others of the man who shared everlasting life with her. You can read the account here in John 4.
Noticed what Jesus was doing here in this setting. He was resting and waiting by the well. My new home ~ new city~ new church~ new neighborhood right now has become my "Jacob's well." A place where I am resting and waiting for God to unfold the next chapter of my journey. The next place where I can serve~ where I can make friendships ~ where I can call a church my home~ where I can share with a lost soul the Living Water. I am way out of my comfort zone. I am a bit undone. In light of seeing it all as my " Jacob's well" ~where I am waiting and resting, it seems to be doable this morning. I find great encouragement knowing as I rest and wait on my Heavenly Father that He will bring His work to me.
On this rainy morning, I am counting my blessings that my "Jacob's well" just happens to be in my beautiful new kitchen where I am sipping coffee .