Rodney Howard Browne suggests this for those in pain. One of the most important reasons we infrequently have a weak religion is our faulty view of God. Of course, he is so enormous, how could we ever actually get a correct portrait of what he appears to be, how He acts, and how He feels about us personally? Let’s think about what Jesus expounded.
He let us know that if we would like to know what God the Father is like, we must look toward the Son. The Savior expounded, “He who saw Me saw the Father” (John 14:9). Rodney Howard Browne explains that we will be able to know the Father because we are able to know Jesus. And when we have a look at the way Jesus treated the people around Him, we get a good picture of God’s love.
Consider the girl at the well in today’s Scripture passage. This was a lady who had been outcast by society. Pastor Rodney Howard Browne points out that the incontrovertible fact that she came to the well at that particular time of day – a time when no-one else was around – shows that her exclusion from the townspeople wasn’t just their idea ; she herself felt the necessity to stay isolated. But what did Jesus do? He loved her. He accepted her. He gave her what no-one else would give: respect and attention. That’s what He does for us as well. God doesn’t want us weighed down by guilt, shame, and heart-ache.
Nor does He would like us to be isolated from people. Instead, He calls us to be an active partaker in His dominion. Have you cut yourself off from those around you? Take hold of your Savior’s hand today, and experience the enjoyment of His acceptance.