Faith Fitness and Laughter

Love Does

on September 1, 2013

Morning!   How’s your weekend going so far?   Last night I went to my bosses restaurant for some dinner…….and I drug one of my friends along with me. 



So good! 


And we had the best time!  We ended up going back to her house and just laughing and laughing.  I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.  You know the kind where your gut just cramps up??  Lol!



This morning I wanted to share one of my favorite passages in the bible….The Woman at the Well.  John 4:1-27


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. 7 Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Please give me a drink.” 8 He was alone at the time because his disciples had gone into the village to buy some food.

9 The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?”

10 Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.”

11 “But sir, you don’t have a rope or a bucket,” she said, “and this well is very deep. Where would you get this living water? 12 And besides, do you think you’re greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us this well? How can you offer better water than he and his sons and his animals enjoyed?”

13 Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. 14 But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”

15 “Please, sir,” the woman said, “give me this water! Then I’ll never be thirsty again, and I won’t have to come here to get water.”

16 “Go and get your husband,” Jesus told her.

17 “I don’t have a husband,” the woman replied.

Jesus said, “You’re right! You don’t have a husband— 18 for you have had five husbands, and you aren’t even married to the man you’re living with now. You certainly spoke the truth!”

19 “Sir,” the woman said, “you must be a prophet. 20 So tell me, why is it that you Jews insist that Jerusalem is the only place of worship, while we Samaritans claim it is here at Mount Gerizim, where our ancestors worshiped?”

21 Jesus replied, “Believe me, dear woman, the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem. 22 You Samaritans know very little about the one you worship, while we Jews know all about him, for salvation comes through the Jews. 23 But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way. 24 For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.”

25 The woman said, “I know the Messiah is coming—the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”

26 Then Jesus told her, “I Am the Messiah!”

27 Just then his disciples came back. They were shocked to find him talking to a woman, but none of them had the nerve to ask, “What do you want with her?” or “Why are you talking to her?” 28 The woman left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, 29 “Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?” 30 So the people came streaming from the village to see him.


One of the coolest things that I take from this (and there is a lot here) is that this Samaritan woman was just a hot mess.  Even the town knew so and probably shared a many conversation about this woman.  The even cooler part?  Jesus knew that He would meet her that day.  Instead of taking the long way around on His journey, he went right thru Samaria.  He came to her. 

I really do believe that no matter where you are at in your life, He will come to you.  In the midst of all the messiness and chaos, He will come set with you.  He loves us that much. 

Now, I have not had five husbands, but our struggles and our lives are our own and He knows that.  He knows everything about us and loves us anyway. 

He steps into the mess and carries our troubles for us.

So if you are struggling with something today, give it to Him. 


If you feel lost and feel that know one would know what you are dealing with.

Love does

If you feel alone

Love knows where you are

If you feel confused

Love understands

If you are figuring out your journey

Love knows exactly where you are going

If you feel like know one is listening

Love hears you

If you feel unloved

Love, loves you



16 We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love.

God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.

1 John 4:16



I don’t have any major plans today, but I am ok with that.  My friend that I hung out with last night is making a trip to Fresh Market this afternoon so I might tag along with her and her son.  I hope you have a wonderfully amazing day!!


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