HOST: Michael Whitworth
Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. And many more believed because of his word. They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.”
She was not exactly the ideal messenger—a woman, married five times, and currently living with someone out of wedlock. There wasn’t much about the Samaritan woman that was admirable or even respectable. Yet she had a great story to tell—a Man who knew all about her, though they had never met; One who offered her living water, and who claimed to be the Messiah. She was excited. She couldn’t contain herself. And they believed her—not because of her credibility, but because of the Man that she told them about. They came to Him, they heard Him teach, and they believed on Him; all because of one woman who believed in Him and shared Him with others. We are not perfect. We all have our pasts and our shortcomings, our struggles and failures. Yet Jesus has offered us that same living water and the opportunity to be changed forever. And, as with the Samaritan woman, if our lives have been changed by Jesus, shouldn’t we tell someone else about Him?
What are some things that keep us from talking to others about Jesus?
Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!