Thursday, August 23, 2012

Woman at the well

This is one of those Bible stories that trips people up.  Questions around the number of husbands the woman really had and particularly the character of the woman in question, circle around.  They are as meaningful as how many angels dance on the head of a pin.  The woman did as Jesus asked.  Jesus offered her living water, fully knowing everything she had ever done.  Still... the living water was available to her.... and to us. 

The woman at the well
Drew water for Jesus.
He gave her
Living water.

Hear the proclamation
Of the woman at the well:
He told me everything
I have ever done
With wonder;
In relief;
In full knowledge
There is nothing
To hide,
Nothing is ever really hidden
Living water
Living flowing water
A river
A flood.

Hear the words
Of the woman
Who heard the words
Of Jesus:
He told me everything
I have ever done.

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