2 Kings 21; 2 Chronicles 33; John 4
“The woman said, ‘I know that Messiah’ (called Christ) ‘is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.’ Then Jesus declared, ‘I who speak to you am he.’”
John 4:25, 26
Jesus revealed himself to the Samaritan woman with a bold declaration that he was the long awaited Messiah. The religious Jews didn’t hear these words; neither did Jesus’ closest friends or family.
Why this woman, and why this early in his ministry when he remained hidden from others?
Jesus was responding to a seeker, not a casual inquirer or someone looking for a miracle. The woman’s relational thirst and empty life needed to be filled by the living presence of God. She proved to be the gateway through which the gospel entered Sychar – and probably many other Samaritan towns and cities.
When Jesus speaks to us this clearly through our own life experiences, what do we do about it?
Our only valid response is to surrender our life and will to him and worship him.
“Lord Jesus, thank you that you speak to seekers today and reveal yourself to them. Thank you that you’ve done this for me and you continue to do this today. Thank you.”