John 4:28-30 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people,29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?”30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
John 4:39-42 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. 41 And because of his words many more became believers.
42 They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”
The power of God’s grace propelled the Samaritan woman to go tell an entire town how a man she met by the well changed her life. The Samaritan woman knew according to John 4:9 that certain boundaries separated her from Jesus. However, Jesus was familiar with breaking boundaries by bringing forth the loving grace of God almighty.
Sometimes we must meet the grace of God in a way that grabs our attention. In the case of the Samaritan woman, Jesus had to reach into her past to pull out what was keeping her from the love and grace of Christ.
First and foremost, the boundaries of ethic and cultural differences had to be overcome to reach the love and grace of Christ (Jew vs Samaritan). Secondly, the spirit of condemnation (failed marriages and scandal filled relationships) according to John 4:6 prompted the Samaritan woman to visit the well during off hours to avoid the towns people who knew of her many indiscretions.
In spite of all there was to create boundaries for the Samaritan woman, she pressed forward once she realized in Christ there was no condemnation. I believe if you’re reading this blog today, Jesus is powerfully bringing the grace of God to you in a way that will grab your attention!
Just like the Samaritan woman, may the power of God’s grace prompt you to speak to the issues of your life by saying, “Come see a man!” Come see a man who died on the cross for my sins. Come see a man who wants you to aggressively receive the gift of grace that he paid for with his life. Come see a man who can only see you as the righteousness of Christ.
Yes, come see a man.
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May God continue to keep and bless you always.