John 4:39-42– 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 indeed is the Savior of the world.”
The Samaritan’s woman life was changed forever when she encountered the love of Jesus at the well. Her response was to go back into her town and tell everyone about Jesus. Jesus takes the time and accepts the invitation of the Samaritans to stay with them. Through that encounter/time many more believed and heard for themselves that Jesus is the savior of the world.
The radical love of the gospel is the most powerful thing in the world. The woman came to the well thirsty, living in sin. She left changed having believed in Jesus as the savior. My response needs to be that of the Samaritan woman. I must remember the love of the gospel when I first believed and share that with neighbors, colleagues, friends I encounter who are hurting and seeking hope that only Jesus can provide. After sharing the gospel, then I have to take time to disciple people so they don’t just believe me, but they grow and know for themselves.
Thank you your love and truth in the gospel. Let me be forever changed like the Samaritan woman at the well ready to tell others about Jesus. Help prepare me to lead and disciple others for your glory.