We know well the account of Jesus speaking to “a woman from Samaria” in John 4. Such a conversation between Jesus and a woman of her background, made “His disciples…marvel that He was talking with a woman” (4:27). Sadly, they missed a life-changing encounter. I could go into all the details of her situation as a Samaritan, the stigma of her life-style, and her ignorance of who Jesus was, but that is not the point of this blog.
It is more important to notice what she does as a result of this conversation. Her encounter was so life-changing that “the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” They went out of the town and were coming to Him” (4:28-30). There was no need for Jesus to prompt her to tell others what was happening in her life. IT WAS SPONTANEOUS!
What was the proof that her spontaneous evangelism was effective? “Many Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me all that I ever did” (4:39). I will repeat what has been said before; there is no witness more powerful than what God has done in your own life. That becomes the motivation to tell others about Jesus and His grace. Perhaps you need to take some time to recount what God has done in your life. Then go tell someone else.
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