I've been working my way through Dale Bruner's commentary on the Gospel of John and earlier this summer I focused on John 4. I've always liked the story of the Samaritan Woman at the Well and although for different reasons, I very much related to her feelings of weariness and isolation and her sadness over events resulting in rejection.
As much as I liked her in the story, however, I felt like Jesus was kind of mean to her. I'm not sure what propelled me, but I decided to rewrite the story from her perspective as if I lived the story and had this encounter with Jesus. It has completely changed my perception of Jesus in this story and I'm grateful. Here is my adaptation.
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Part 1 - An Unexpected Conversation
Part 2 - A Disarming Revelation
Part 3 - A Winsome Invitation