Thirsty For The Messiah

John 4:27-30 (NIV)

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?”

28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.

There are people that we know who are looking for the Messiah and they don’t even know it. The Samaritan woman at the well wasn’t looking to meet the Messiah on this particular day. She was going about her everyday life when she had an encounter with Jesus. It was an ordinary day that ended in an extraordinary way.
We who follow Jesus have to change the way that we view evangelism. Jesus didn’t go to this woman and tell her to clean up her act. He didn’t berate her. He didn’t put her down or act as if He was so much better than her even though He was the perfect Son of God. He knew everything that she had ever done. He gently offered her something for which her soul thirsted – living water.
People we know are thirsty for the living water that Jesus offers. They’re hungry for the bread of life that He gives. They are looking for meaning and purpose and life and that is exactly what Jesus gives. And He gives so much more! Instead of lectures and finger pointing and looking down on people, we need to love people and point them to Jesus. We need to be reminded of what makes grace so amazing. We need to be reminded of what makes the good news so good. We need to remember that we were once lost in our sins and destined for destruction. That’s when Jesus came into the picture. That’s when Jesus changed everything. He still changes lives today. He’s the same Jesus who changed YOUR life and He wants to change the lives of many more. Get out there and tell someone about His love and grace today.
PRAYER: Father in Heaven, give me an opportunity to share the good news of Jesus and His love today. Help me to see and to seize the opportunities that You put in my way so that others may hear the good news and trust Jesus for salvation. Thank You for saving me by Your grace, amen.

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