Friday, June 4, 2010

it just takes one

In John 4, Jesus and his disciples travel through Samaria in order to return to Galilee.  At the village of Sychar, Jesus and company stop to rest at the historic well built by Jacob and given to his son Joseph.

As his disciples venture off to find food, Jesus took a seat close to the well and watched as a Samaritan woman came to draw water.  Against the social norm of the time, Jesus strikes up a conversation with the woman.  He tells her things about her past and present that only she would know, revealing himself to be the Liberating King.  In that instant, her life was changed. 

But, the story doesn't end here.  The woman goes back to the village and tells people that she has met Jesus, the Liberating King.  Verse 39 tells us the impact this woman had: "...because one woman shared with her neighbors how Jesus exposed her past and present, the village of Sychar was transformed..."

It only takes one person to change things.  Because of the Samaritan woman an entire village was transformed.  Think about that.  It's an incredible, challenging thought.

YOU have the power to change things.

What kind of changes do you want to see take place in your life, in society, in the world?  What are you doing to see these changes come to pass?


@nicolewick said...

It is bad that I especially love that is says that the transformation is because of a woman? ;)

Jennifer said...

I love this story! It is pretty incredible to imagine that one Samaritan woman could lead an entire city to tranformation - but then again it's Jesus we're talking about here...He was kind of in the business of doing the impossible with the improbable! Love it! :) THanks for your comments on my blog as well! Look forward to reading more from you!

Jan Mader said...

Your post made me stop and think for more than a minute. I know I miss so many opportunities that God places in front of me just because I'm too busy to see them. Shame on me. I need to remember what is important and what's not!