READING: John 3-5
“Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did.”
Her evangelistic efforts really intrigue me. She was likely an outcast from her culture, particularly because of her sordid lifestyle. She had been married five times and was living with a sixth man. I doubt her reputation was very good. But, then she met Jesus.
Actually, Jesus met her, as He was waiting at the well when she came. He offered her “living water” from which she would never thirst again, and this woman met the Messiah. Her life would never be the same.
Again, though, it’s her evangelism strategy that grabs my attention. She left her waterpot behind, ran back to her town, and announced, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” (John 4:29). My thought is a simple one. If someone said to me, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did,” I’m not sure I would want to meet him. If he knows everything I’ve ever done . . . .
But, that wasn’t an issue for this woman. She went to the well thirsty, and she found living water there. Her message surely was something like this: “Come, see a man who knows everything I’ve ever done . . . and He gave me living water anyway.”
That’s what grace is all about.
- Thank God for His grace in your life.
- Like this woman, tell somebody about Him today.
PRAYER: “Lord, thank You for living water.”
TOMORROW’S READING: Matthew 8:1-4; 9:1-17; 12:1-21; Mark 1:40-3:21; Luke 5:12-6:19