March 19, 2017 3rd Sunday of Lent-A
Romans 5:1-2, 5-8
…the love of God has been poured out into our hearts… Romans 5:5
“Sir, give me this water, so that I may not be thirsty…” John 4:15
Lord, the woman you met near the well experienced an entire Lent in one afternoon. She went from a searching sinner to a believer in you so quickly. She was forever changed by this encounter with you. Your kindness and wisdom, but most of all your transforming grace, satisfied her thirst. You are a source of life that never runs dry. Lord, we can’t live without water. We must have a constant supply to survive. Like the woman at the well you want to bring me to the well of life-giving grace. Lord, I too am a sinner and fall short of your desire for me. Transform my heart with your grace. I look for your love and your presence each day I come to the well of your mercy. Give me freedom from guilt and shame so I can live the abundant life you want for me. Amen.