All That I Ever Did

John 4:29
“Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?”
All That I Ever Did
To say the Samaritans were hated by the Jews is an understatement of the highest quality. The Samaritans did not recognize Jerusalem as the center of Jewish faith, they rejected the prophets and other writings outside of the Pentateuch, and did not celebrate many of the most sacred holy days on the Jewish calendar. So, when a respected Jewish rabbi, Jesus, starts a conversation with a Samaritan woman who was known for living a less than holy life, you can imagine the shock.
We, like the Samaritan woman at the well, live less than holy lives. We prefer to have our sins hidden and not exposed to the light. If our families and neighbors knew all that we ever did, we would not be able to look them in the eye. Yet when her life is laid bare, the woman at the well does not make excuses or wilt in shame; instead, she runs and tells everyone she can find. Why? Because that is what Christ does for us. He opens her mind and heart to know Him as the Messiah. And in doing so, she cannot help but share the Good News.
As Christians, we are to be as this Samaritan woman was, not reluctant to share Christ because of our failings and sins, but eager to let everyone know: despite all our shortcomings, we are forgiven in Him. We are made holy through the blood of Christ and that is news worth sharing.
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