By Michael Youssef, Ph D. 08/16/20
When the Samaritan woman accepted Jesus as the long-awaited Messiah, she was instantly transformed into a new being. The woman at the well was so thrilled she left her water jug behind in her eagerness to tell everyone what Christ had done for her! She went back to the streets where she had previously walked in shame as people whispered unkindly about her.
She had given her sin and guilt to Jesus and now could boldly engage each and every person she met in earnest conversation about her amazing experience. In short, she became a witness. John 4:27-42 tells the story.
Many Christians talk about witnessing but most don’t have an accurate understanding of what it means to be a witness. To better understand the term, just look at what a witness does in a court trial. His duty is simple: He tells the Truth about what he experienced. He is not responsible for fully understanding the law or the process; he is only obligated to tell what he saw and heard.
Telling others what we experienced when we met Jesus is our duty as witnesses for Christ, and it should be our joy to do so. How can we keep the gift of salvation quiet and not share it with others?
Prayer: God, help me to remember what You have done for me and to count it a joy to share my salvation story with others. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, ‘Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?'” (John 4:28-29).