The Northern Virginia Church of Christ is a non-denominational, Bible-based Christian church committed to loving God and to loving one another. We strive to follow the teachings of Jesus, and to make a difference in the lives of those around us.
We hold regular Sunday worship services at Oakton High School , and have Wednesday midweek meetings in Oakton, as well. We also meet in homes for Bible Study, prayer and encouragement.
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Now he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon. (John 4:4-6)
Tired, worn out, weary….those are the words that different translations of the Bible use to describe how Jesus felt as he sat down by the well in Sychar. Already in this fourth chapter of John Jesus has performed miracles, met with skeptics late at night, dealt with resistance, and chased a lot of greedy people out of the temple. In this little stop for rest we see the human-ness of Jesus. We’re reminded that He was a real man, flesh and blood, a part of humanity. He had to go through what we all go through: being born, learning to walk, getting hurt, learning to read, write, and talk. Hebrews 2:17 tells us that Jesus had to be made like us in every way, so that He could atone for our sins. In other words, not only did Jesus come to this earth to die for our sins, He also came to live. And living is hard.
Jesus was tired from His journey. I believe this is literally true. But it’s also symbolically true. Jesus’ journey in life was arduous in emotional ways too. His whole life was a journey to help people know God. It wore Him out in every way. Later in the scriptures, we find Jesus rebuking people for lack of faith, and even asking the question, “How long should I put up with you?” (Luke 9:41)
But somehow in the midst of His weariness, Jesus retained His love for others. As He rested by the well, He saw a woman with needs. He saw the mess she had made of her life. Somehow, he summoned up the strength and energy to take that opportunity to change her life and even change the lives of her neighbors.
Aren’t you thankful to know that Jesus doesn’t get too worn out to notice you? You may wonder sometimes if Jesus is “weary from the journey” of helping you. Does He get tired of your needs or your concerns? Is he just “putting up” with you, wishing you’d get it all together? No, your journey is important, too. He knows you get weary. He’s been there. He understands, because he’s been tired too. Because He understands, He can help. He lived, so that He can help you live.
May you be refreshed by the worship service today, and remember that Jesus is available to you on the journey of life!
Much love from,