Freezing

Within the past week our weather in KC has been a bit unstable as the temperature has gone from below 0 degrees to 60 degrees back down to below 0 degrees.

A few days ago, I was tracking down outdoor patio cushions and pillows that had blown off the front porch (some landed more than a block away). Since I thought it would be a quick grab and go, I didn’t put on a very warm coat or gloves.

Within seconds, I realized how badly I needed gloves and a winter coat. My hands were losing feeling. My face felt like it had been slapped by the wind. Even my feet were cold. And I’m from Minnesota…and I don’t get man-colds.

The freezing temperatures meant business.

These cold temperatures remind me of how harsh life can be at times. Over the past few weeks at New Life, we have been studying the story of the “Woman at the Well” from John 4. We have discovered this woman had experienced life at its harshest. I am guessing there were days when she felt the harsh reality of broken relationships slapping her in the face.

However, on a hot afternoon in Samaria, Jesus offered her hope. Jesus promised her living water and she accepted. The woman at the well worshipped in response to the living water she had experienced. And you and I can follow her example.

This Sunday I am looking forward to Gabor Gresz, who is in the process of becoming a teaching elder at New Life share from John 4:23-24 about what it means to worship God in spirit and in truth.

Just like the freezing temperatures remind me of my need for a coat, the harsh realities of broken relationships pointed the woman at the well to her need for living water.

I hope to see you on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:45am for the service. If you can’t attend for some reason, we are now live streaming and you can subscribe HERE.