Eventually he came to the Samaritan village of Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime. Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Please give me a drink.” He was alone at the time because his disciples had gone into the village to buy some food. (John 4:5-8 NLT)

These verses begin the encounter between Jesus and a Samaritan woman. I could get into the situation and how Jesus broke a bunch of rules by talking to her, but I won’t.

Jesus simply reached out to a person in need. She was alone, rejected. Yet Jesus took time for her. He shared with her. He took interest in her. He saw her flaws, and he ignored them because she needed more than someone else to judge her.

Jesus knows our fears. He knows we struggle. Yet he still reaches out to us in our times of need.

Thanks. I need it far more often than I realize, so I’m glad he’s here for me too.