October 21, 2016

Read John 4:1-30

How many times have you passed someone on the corner that was homeless and held a sign that said “will work for food”?  I know I have passed many people like that and often found myself judging their situation and circumstances.  I looked at the clothes they had on and even what their sign looked like in order to make a decision about who they were and where they had been.

When Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well and asked her for a drink, He knew that “good” Jews didn’t talk to Samaritans.  He did not judge her for being a Samaritan, a woman, or for even the fact that He knew she had had five husbands before and lived with a man out of wedlock now.  Instead of judging her, He offered her Water of eternal life. When we meet someone for the first time or see someone that we haven’t seen in a long time, let’s view them through the eyes of Jesus and not through our own. Let’s not ask them what they do for a living or immediately observe what they are wearing or how they look.  Instead, be concerned about how their soul looks like.  Let’s offer them the Gospel and give them the gift of eternal life like Jesus did for us.