This Sunday we will look at a woman’s response to an encounter with Jesus (John 4).
Her actual name isn’t recorded. We know her as “the woman at the well.” She was a Samaritan, had multiple relationships with men, and Jesus was purposed in meeting her.
She is known more for failing to find love than anything else. We assume five failed marriages had left her jaded. She was unmarried yet living with a man at the time of this “chance encounter” with Jesus.
The woman did not sense judgment or condemnation from Jesus. She was not made to feel less than others because of her past. Returning to her village she invited her neighbors, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did.”
We have all made poor choices. We all know the sting of regret. Jesus does not identity us by the failures of the past and neither should we. Jesus does not see us as we once were, nor even as we now are, but he sees us as we shall one day be. So should we.
For this woman telling others was the logical next step. She simply had to share about this encounter with Jesus. This is what witnessing to others is all about.
Sharing your faith with others is simply telling about your experience with Jesus.
It isn’t our job to convict people of sin or to correct the behavior of others. Our job is to tell what Jesus has done in our lives and leave the rest to the Holy Spirit.