Fall-Winter 30 AD

When Jesus came into the city of Samaria, He stopped at Jacob's well. A local woman came near to where Jesus was sitting, to draw water out of the well. Normally, the Jews and Samaritans had no dealings with one another, but Jesus asked her for a drink. This led to a conversation and a a question of whether they should worship in Jerusalem, as the Jews do, or in Mount Gerizim, as the Samaritans. Jesus explained that the time was coming that they would neither worship in Mount Gerizim, nor at Jerusalem, but true worshipers would worship the Father in spirit and in truth (John 4:20-23).

Jesus continued on, telling her, basically, that He was the Messiah. Since Jesus had told her all that she had ever done, she then went into the city, telling others about Jesus (John 4:28-29). So, the Samaritans came out to Jesus and asked Him to stay, so He stayed there two days. Many said they now knew for sure that Jesus was the Christ, the Savior of the world, because they had heard Him (John 4:40-42).

After two days, Jesus left Samaria and went on to Galilee, and went into Cana, where He had previously turned the water into wine. This was the first of four Galilean tours. In Cana, He met a nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. The nobleman asked Jesus go down and heal his son, as he was close to death. Jesus told him to go his way because his son would live. Jesus healed the son, who was about twenty miles away with His words (John 4:49-51). This was the first of three long distance healings performed by Jesus. God is all powerful, omnipotent, and omnipresent, so distance wasn't a problem for Jesus. This was another sign-miracle showing that Jesus is God.

Jesus continued His ministry in Galilee, taught in their synagogues and was glorified by all (Mark 1:14; Luke 4:14-15). We need to remember that Jesus was the king promised to Israel in the Davidic Covenant. He came in fulfillment of God's promises, as Savior and King.


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