John 4:1-7 "Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John -- although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples. So he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee. Now he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?”
Reflection. What follows the introduction above is a conversation that leads to life. Jesus is thirsty, but it turns out, the woman is thirsting as well. In a foreign country, Jesus still finds time to change a life, and through that one life, the lives of a whole community. Finding just one will have a profound effect.
I invite you to take the time today to read all the way through to verse 42. Hang on, as you read, that this is a encounter between two people. We will have many such encounters. Each of us meeting another person. Where will such encounters lead. Will they lead to changed lives.
Prayers. Lord Jesus, you promise that the Holy Spirit will give us the words to say when we meet people. Thank you for such an assurance and such a gift. Amen.