This week we hear from a new guest to the blog, Courtney Creeden! She shares with us some insight into John 4 and how our story matters. Read on!
John 4 describes Jesus and the Women at the well. Jesus was traveling and he was passing through Samaria. He asked the women for a drink. Speaking to her would not have been normal because he was a Jew and she was a Samaritan. Samaritans were looked at as outcasts in the Jewish society.
This shows that Jesus has a heart for everyone to know Him. He gives us the example to love everyone, even if they are not just like us.
Jesus continues talking to her and says in John 4:13, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
He is teaching this woman that ALL she needs is Him. In Jesus we have eternal life and all we need. This world cannot fill our desires and our thirst, but only Christ alone.
After the woman’s conversation with Jesus in verse 29 it is says, “Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony.”
The women saw the power of the Lord and put her faith in Him. She told other people about her encounter with Christ and the power of her story lead many others to have eternal life.
Your story is a testimony of the love and power of Christ. Sharing what Christ has done in your life, just like the women at the well did, can bring many people to the Lord. What is your story?