Tell me you've seen the tv show Undercover Boss, because this post will make *so much more sense* if you have:
At tonight's coffee shop study we were reading about the woman at the well in John 4:
19 The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.”
21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But
the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to
worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
And then it hit me: Jesus gave the GREATEST Undercover Boss reveal EVER! (I may be a little too excited about this, but stay with me - ) Jesus told her the Father is seeking those who will worship Him... Jesus who would say, "If you've seen Me, you've seen the Father," and I had a picture in my mind of the delighted look in Jesus' eyes as the meaning behind His words drew her to Him, "I AM God, and I'm seeking you. In fact, I went of of my way to come here and meet with you. I sought you out." You, who haven't found lasting love in the 5 husbands you've had or the man you are living with now. "
"I want you."
25 The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.”
And....then, wait for it... -
26 Jesus said to her,
“I who speak to you am He.”
In other words, as God the Father said to Moses when he asked Him who should he say sent him, "I AM." God of the Universe, Love Unconditional, Awesome, Powerful, Merciful Savior. That would be Me, Jesus was explaining to her.
Can you see it? The kindness and excitement in His eyes as He revealed His true self to her? His smile as He offered her EVERYTHING - "Dear woman, you thought you were bringing me a drink and some food, but I came to reveal myself to you and offer you eternal life."
Greatest Undercover Boss Reveal. Ever.