When I learn something really interesting, I love to share it.
When something great happens to me, I can’t wait to tell someone about it.
By her actions, this is exactly how the Samaritan woman felt after talking with Jesus. She discovered he was the Messiah and didn’t even finish getting the water she had come to the well to get. She left her jar and went into town, telling everyone she saw about Jesus.
She was excited. She had great news! She couldn’t wait to tell everyone!
One of the reasons this account is included in God’s word to us is to give us a great example to follow.
I should be like her – excited to tell people that I have met Jesus. I should be anxious to share this Great News with them.
Satan has confused many of us by telling us that ‘religion’ is a personal thing. ‘Religion’ may be private but my relationship with God should be as high on the list of topics to talk about with other people as my spouse or my children and grandchildren are.
Why not? If we have our priorities right, he’s up there at the top. And there’s no reason not to talk about that. Many of us often disagree on which sports team to cheer for but we still talk about sports all the time, don’t we? We don’t all like the same type of weather – hot or cold, sun or snow – but we still talk about the weather all the time, don’t we?
And “many of the Samaritans from the town believed in him (Jesus) because of the woman’s testimony” The people of the town had heard of the Messiah and now they knew someone who had met him. So they believed.
Every day I experience the love and grace of Jesus in my life.
If you do, too, we both have a testimony which other people need to hear.
Please give us the opportunities and the words, Abba Father.
This is one of those prayers that God always says ‘yes’ to so be watching and ready.