During His earthly ministry, Jesus Christ consistently demonstrated His love for people and the value of relationships. This characteristic of our Lord has always touched my heart. Jesus Christ took a personal interest in people, without regard to their gender, race, social, or economic status.The woman of Samaria is a perfect example of lost humanity with its insecurities and insatiable desire fo...
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ification. While Scripture does not reveal why this woman had had five husbands, it does inform us that she was living with a sixth man without benefit of marriage. Her pitiful condition so impacted the heart of God that Jesus Christ came to Samaria to give this woman hope—even before she realized just how hopeless her life had become.I have allegorized this account, found in John chapter four, hoping to convey the lengths to which human beings will go to obtain the affection, approval, and acceptance that each of us needs from at least one other person and to assure that fulfillment of these needs is possible to obtain. The woman of Samaria sought a relationship with six other men before she found the Only Man who could—and indeed would—love her totally and satisfy the deepest needs of her heart. The same will be true for any one of us who seeks any type of relationship to fulfill us in lieu of one with Jesus Christ.In this story of human and divine love and redemption, I simply desire to show the compassionate heart of our Lord and how he loves, understands, and accepts us, even when we cannot love and accept others and ourselves. By some standards, my attempts may fall far short of this goal. However, if one person who reads this allegory comes away with a kinder view of himself or herself and a glimpse of God's redemptive love for all humankind, then I shall have achieved my purpose.