Come and See
Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? ~John 4:29
When something exciting happens, we encourage others to join us to see it. A woman who lived a private and shameful life had the pleasure of meeting the Lord Jesus Christ one day as she made her daily, noontime trip to draw water from a well. Her life was so changed that she ran back to town and excitedly told the men of the city, “Come, see a man.”
We see the motive.
“And he must needs go through Samaria.” Jesus purposed to travel through the city of Sychar in Samaria. Even though Jews and Samaritans were not socially friendly to each other, Jesus was compelled to go through this area to impact the lives of people who needed Him. If we want to reach people for the Lord, we must needs go where others fear to go or do not want to go. The Christians who have made the greatest impact with the gospel were driven by the desire that they must needs go. If the Lord placed a city on your heart to take the gospel to, would you “must needs go”?
We see the meeting.
"There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.” He initiated conversation with this socially adverse woman. In order to be effective in reaching people, we must be prepared to engage them in conversation. Asking for water to drink was a good starting point. He intrigued her with the need for water that He could give her that would spring in her a well of everlasting water. He demonstrated His deity by revealing to her that He knew all about her and what it really means to have a true relationship with God. Jesus teaches us how to present the gospel to someone we meet for the first time, and to do it in a way where the person allows the Holy Spirit to speak to him.
We see the Man.
“Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.” This woman of Samaria realized that she had been speaking with the Messiah! She beheld His glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. In truth, He confronted her about being a sinner. In grace, He introduced to her the love of God and that she could receive His living water and become a well of water springing up into eternal life. She received Jesus as her Savior and the true God of her life.
We see the mission.
This woman left her waterpot behind and went back to the city to excitedly tell the men of the city that she met a Man Who told her all the things that she ever did. Her introduction of the men to Jesus resulted in many Samaritans believing on Christ and getting saved. Jesus stayed there an additional two days to minister among the people. Many more believed on Him. Our mission is to try to get as many people as we can to the Lord. We must seize upon the opportunities that the Lord gives us.
We see the message.
The disciples, who had gone away to buy some food and had returned just as this woman got saved, had to be taught that they must look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest. The work of Christ is stymied when, instead of focusing on the opportunities for the gospel, we worry about the trivial things of life: what we are eating, what we are wearing, and where we are going. The Lord calls us to focus on what we should be doing. Lift up your eyes!
Have an enlightened God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Exodus 33-35