THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
KEEP LETTING YOUR LIGHT SHINE…..
In John 4, Jesus surprised a SAMARITAN woman at a well when He offered to give her “LIVING water,” meaning eternal LIFE. Not only did Jewish men refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans, let alone a Samaritan WOMAN, but THIS woman had a very bad REPUTATION. Jesus had chosen to wait at the well for a woman who had been written off for her MORAL failures. He didn’t JUDGE her or find FAULT. He spoke LIFE into her. He LIFTED her. He VALUED her. She was the FIRST person whom Jesus ever told He was the Messiah, and THROUGH HER many Samaritans believed in HIM.
God has waited on ALL of us. Now He’s asking, “Will YOU wait on someone for ME? Will you wait on that FRIEND who’s making bad CHOICES? Will you CALL them, ENCOURAGE them, let them know that you CARE? Will you wait on that NEIGHBOR who makes fun of your FAITH? Keep PRAYING, keep ENCOOURAGING, keep LOVING, and keep letting your light SHINE.”
John 4:9, NLT
The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?”