Victims of Futility
by Max Lucado

In the shade of a well in a rejected land Jesus spoke to an ostracized woman, saying, “I am the Messiah.” Don’t you know His eyes must have danced as he whispered the secret to the Samaritan woman—a woman with five failed marriages. Suddenly the insignificance of her life was swallowed by the significance of the moment. She dropped her water jar and ran to the city to tell the people.

The water jar seems to symbolize the weight she was carrying. The weight of her struggles and insignificance. Jesus took her common existence and made it special. He took a rejected woman and made her a missionary. A forgotten water jar marked the burial place of insignificance.

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