Good Morning Church Family,
Yesterday, we listened as Jesus sought out the woman at the well where she was, not where she pretended to be. Jesus does the same with you, and we ought to do the same with others. Near the end of the story we see the woman’s reaction to Jesus’ affirmation of being the Messiah.
“So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people,“Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” They went out of the town and were coming to him.” John 4:28-30
She came to the well for a drink and left like a fountain (this was His promise in John 4:14). She left behind the old water pot that she looked to sustain her, because she received water that satisfied from the savior. It’s the real offer that Christ gave, not that He takes all our problems away and makes life easy. Rather, He comes to give what no other water pot can; real life in His presence. A place where we do not have to pretend, where He knows the hurts and will walk with those who trust Him from now into eternity as they “are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” (2 Cor. 3:18).
You were made to know and be known by Christ, and in knowing Him worship Him indwelled by His Spirit and in trusting obedience to the truth revealed through His son. Today is the day to leave the water pot behind and go tell someone else a man who told you everything you ever did, and yet still chose to approach you.
Today, find a fellow follower of Christ and let them live out Christ’s love by helping you leave the water pot behind. Get honest with someone today, and then let them get honest with you. Meet each other where you are, and walk together toward Christ. We’re all thirsty, and Christ offers us something for the soul to drink.
We love you, we’re praying for you, and we hope you have a wonderful Monday morning.