Reflections from the Pew 6

This week beacause of the heat, I bought a bottle of water. It reminded me of the importance of drinking water.

When I worked in the middle east I’m sure water was more expensive than petrol. One day we stood on point we had seen in the atlas – the southern corner of the diamond shaped neutral zone between Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Why is it that shape? – because at the point, there was a well and water. It was neutral zone so that the nomads of both countries could have unimpeded access to its pastures and wells.

You can read more about it here.

You can see why water and wells are very important in the bible.


In the bible there is a famous story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well.

The link below describes Jesus going about a normal day, meeting a woman and having a chat. But Jesus turns this ordinary day into an extraordinary event.

“May we too take the boring and ordinary times in our days and fill them with the glory of God, seeing the extraordinary in the tedious, and the miraculous in the mundane.”

Read more: A Boring Sermon – The Samaritan Woman in John 4 – Broken Oracles