It ended last with her saying “when the Messiah comes, he will explain everything to us.” Amazingly Jesus declares to this common woman, “I who speak to you am he.” She evidently believed him and trusted him so much that she felt empowered to go into town and share this news with the people.
Not all joined in her enthusiasm, but…
Many of the Samaritans from that town believed because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I did.”
They believed enough to check it out further.
So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many more became believers. John 4:39-41
This woman, who had probably been shunned before, speaks with such joy and belief that she has shared with her neighbors the good news, and they have listened to her and responded. She opened the way for them to hear Jesus.
They said to Didomi,
“We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.” John 4:42
Those are strong words, my friends! The ball started rolling all because she stepped out with joy and courage. Oh, that we could be so bold to bring others to Jesus!
The people soon learned (as did Didomi) that it doesn’t matter on which mountain they worship, God is spirit and we are to worship him in spirit and in truth.
Jesus gave her living water, not with the well dipper, but with his words of truth. She, in turn, gave to the townspeople. In two days, they could declare, “He is the Savior of the world.”
Jesus gave to her, and she gave to them. Didomi is the Greek word for “gave.”
Meanwhile, how did the disciples respond to all of this? Remember, they were the ones who asked, “We’re going where?” (You hear it coming, don’t you?) Next week!
~ Joyce ~