Thursday, October 22: Could this be the Messiah?

Read John 4:27-30, 39-41

Read John 4:27-30, 39-41

Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, "What do you want?" or "Why are you talking with her?"

Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, "Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?" They came out of the town and made their way toward him.

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Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me everything I ever did." So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many more became believers.

Reflect

Jesus' time with a Samaritan woman changed her life for eternity, and her resulting testimony changed the lives of other Samaritans. Once shunned, the new Samaritan believers joined the already diverse disciples and became a radical snapshot of an inclusive, holistic community.

Respond

We can picture this woman overflowing with joyful words after her interaction with Jesus. She simply had to share, without regard for how her testimony would be received. Do you fret, hold back, or overthink when it comes to sharing your faith? Do you need to remind yourself that the good news is good news for everyone?

 

 

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