We all see Jesus the Lamb as the sacrifice that was made for us on the cross but what if I told you that the Lamb could also be Jesus’ gentle side.
Jesus was a very kind, gentle and loving person and He never forced Himself on anyone, there are many stories in the Bible that testify of this. I think we all know the story about the Samaritan woman at the well. As I read this again a new side to the story opened up to me, the fact that she was a woman and that she was seen as an outsider to the Jews.
16 He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”
17 “I have no husband,” she replied.
Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. 18 The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”
Jesus could have met with anyone else at the well but instead He met this woman and asked her for a drink of water. Jews and Samaritans don’t socialize together so for Jesus to talk to her wasn’t sociably accepted and she already had a bad reputation in town. Later in the story Jesus then went and told her about everything she has done wrong in the past and still doing wrong now. He could have done worse to her like stone her, because she was living with a man that was not her husband, but Jesus didn’t.
Instead Jesus told her what she has done, and she then realized that He was a prophet in which she starts opening up towards Jesus and asks a question. This is the part that demonstrates to me the gentleness of Jesus, He allows her to ask Him a question despite her past and where she is from. He demonstrates the heart of God, how He loves us no matter what we’ve done, where we’re from or who we are. He corrected her in telling her that what she has done is sin but in a gentle manner, not pulling a whip out or a stone to punish her.
After she asked her question Jesus confirms to her that He is indeed the Messiah, He gave her (a woman) the opportunity and privilege of being the one to go out and spread the Good News. God loves using the underdog or the outcast of society, Jesus always went to those that weren’t acceptable according to “man”.
In conclusion, just know one thing, God will NEVER embarrass you. I have a personal testimony to share in that regard, I had something that I struggled with not knowing that I struggled with it, but God revealed it to me in such a gentle way and dealt with me in private when I was having quiet time. He made me confront it in a place I was comfortable and could deal with it hands-on, without traumatizing me in the process.
Like I said in the previous post, God is a gentleman and throughout Jesus’ live you can see it clearly! He never shouted at the people, He spoke with authority or just absolute compassion.