Thursday, August 6, 2015

John 4:28-29 -- On Leaving the Waterpot

"The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,
Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?"
John 4:28-29

In this chapter, Jesus encounters the woman at the well.  She is a Samaritan, and because of the societal issues at the time, she is very surprised that he will even talk to her.  As they converse, she realizes that he is a prophet, and then further realizes that he is the Messiah, which he confirms.  These verses struck me because I think they illustrate the value that she placed on that knowledge.  She had come to the well for water, but in her haste to tell others about Christ, she didn't even take the time to do that task.  She leaves her waterpot behind because she wants people to know him and see him, and that was important above all else.
Her message is just as important now.  Christ lives.  Do we realize how huge that information is, even today, and how much it matters to all of our lives?  Let's follow the example of this woman and not take it lightly.  Let's leave our waterpots and other daily tasks behind and take the time, now, to do something about it.  Let's talk to him, and encourage other people to talk to him.  Let's show the Lord that he comes first in our lives.

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