Scripture Readings: Exodus 17.3-7; Romans 5.1-2, 5-8; John 4.5-42
“Many Samaritans from that village believed in Jesus on the strength of the woman’s testimony.” – John 4.39
The Samaritan woman meets Jesus at Jacob’s well. He asks for a drink. In their conversation the woman from Samaria moves from misunderstanding to seeking living water, coming to believe the man from Nazareth is the messiah. She recognizes that although most Jews consider Samaritans heretics, Jesus comes in spirit and truth to include her people in his community. Like the fishermen who leave their nets to follow Jesus, she leaves the water jar that symbolizes her work and goes to tell her townspeople she has found the messiah and brings them to hear Jesus for themselves. Her witness can inspire our own.
Whose witness led you to believe in Jesus? Who believes on the strength of your witness?
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