"The woman said to Him, 'I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.' Jesus said to her, 'I who speak to you am He.'” John 4:25-26
Picture Jesus, the very son of God, even God in the flesh (Phi 2:5-7). Picture him venturing to a land that his people, the Jews, avoided. Picture him engaging a woman whose heritage and personal life are of ill repute in a conversation. Picture this conversation being about all that is available to her through a relationship with him.
Beloved, many of us saved and sanctified Christians would not bother ourselves to share the good news of God's love with anyone who does not walk up to us and specifically ask, let alone go to an inner city area, a GLBT enclave, a homeless shelter or even across the street to do so. Yet the Savior we love, follow and emulate did just that in instance after instance. How is it that we can claim to be his disciples and do any less? How can we pick up our cross daily and some how leave this very important aspect out?
Jesus thought enough of a Samaritan woman at a well to find her and share with her. More to the point, he cared enough about us, to leave heaven, seeking to save the lost, to give his life for us. He did so without discriminating race, color, gender, religion, class, occupation, disability or national origin. How truly blessed we are that he was willing to meet us where and how we are to share his amazing love.
And if that were not enough, he personally revealed himself to this lowly and lost individual. Imagine what it would be like for God to come to your door, job or favorite restaurant, strike up a conversation with you and then reveal that He is the creator of the universe and that He desires a close relationship with you. This is exactly what He did with the woman at the well and with you and with me. Let us then be about the business of allowing Him to reveal Himself to others through us.