Today’s Reading | John 4:1-26
Why do you think the disciples “had to” go through Samaria? Could it be that Christ knew the woman in today’s reading would be at the well just when He would arrive, and He wanted to share the gospel with her? What makes this account even more amazing was that she was a Samaritan, and He was a Jew. You see, Jews hated Samaritans and would not even talk to them. Jews would walk miles out of their way to avoid Samaria. But here we find Christ, traveling through Samaria in order to share salvation with this woman. As a result of Christ’s love and compassion, this women trusted Christ as her Savior and ran to tell the whole town, where “many” believed. An entire town came to salvation because Jesus was willing to love a person whom others refused to reach out to in love. What kinds of people in your world do you feel uncomfortable around or avoid altogether, who have never heard the message of Christ? Drug addicts? Homosexuals? Others in your unit? Everyone needs to hear the gospel, and we should be willing to share it with them.
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?