The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men, “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?”
Have you ever received some information that surprised you so much that it made you forget what you were doing at the present time?
Or have you ever gone to the grocery store to pick up something simple and returned home only to realize you didn’t even purchase what you went for?
Maybe there was something you thought you knew how to do but after listening to an expert you were convinced that you didn’t need to do it? A change of mind or a change of direction can turn out to be very interesting.
In John 4, Jesus encounters a Samaritan woman who came to the well to draw water and met the Messiah. She had a brief conversation with Jesus and discovered He knew all things. Jesus used an analogy to to show her that as she came seeking water from the well, what she really needed was living water from Him.
Once she realized that she needed the living water which only He could provide, she walked away to go tell others. And what is so fascinating is that John tells us in verse 28 that she left her waterpot at the well. This tells us that what she originally went searching for didn’t turn out to be so important after all.
She left her waterpot behind because she realized there was something more important in life than what she had been searching for. It meant that telling others about Jesus was more important than anything else.
After encountering Jesus, this woman’s life was changed. She suddenly went back into the city and started telling everyone about Jesus. She went to the well at that certain time to avoid people but now she wants people to know that she was changed. Isn’t it great to see people who are on fire for the Lord? You can tell when someone has the gift of God in their heart and wants to give it to someone else.
What a great example this woman set for us. We too need to be telling others about Jesus. We need to rekindle the excitement that we first had when we encountered Jesus and let everyone know about what Jesus can do for them. You may think you are not the right person to tell someone about Jesus but you are. You may think you don’t have the right words to say but you do. Don’t be intimidated about telling others about the grace and love of Jesus that you have.
Lord, let my fire for You burn like never before. Help me to be bold and share Jesus with everyone I meet. Most of all, put someone in my path today that I can tell them about You.