Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Four Simple Words - Come

John 4:28-29 (KJV) - "The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?" (emphasis mine)

We find it hard to share with others about Jesus Christ. Witness? Me? I can't do that. Yet we find in John 4 the account of a sinful woman meeting the Savior - the Messiah - and how He changed her life. By changing her life, she found it impossible to not share Jesus with others. 

Because of her lifestyle, she lived in shame before others in the community where she lived. However, after confronting Jesus, she loses this fear and tells everyone what has happened to her. She had found the Messiah, and she wanted everyone else to find Him also. 

The Greek word used here - deute - can be translated "come hither." The woman wasn't just saying that they needed to go and see Jesus - she was urging them to come with her. The word is used in the imperative form - she is really giving a command - "Come with me, now!" She had found someone very important, someone vital, someone who held the answers to her problems - and she wanted others to find Him also.

Today, consider, do I really think that Jesus is THE answer, THE solution, THE One who can give forgiveness, THE One who can provide access to the Father, THE One who is God Almighty. If we do, why do we find ourselves not feeling the need to share that with those we come in contact with. Could it be that we think these things only, not really believing them. Today, muse over urging those around you to COME to the One, COME with you to the One.

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