In this media driven age, we are bombarded by news bites that pop up on our computers, phones, and televisions. It’s estimated that the average American is exposed to 34 gigabytes of content and 100,000 words of information in a single day. The content of that news varies from world events to celebrity gossip. But how much of it really impacts our lives? We often can’t even recall last week’s breaking news.
- So much information can be merely amusing, but what news spurs you to action?
READ THE WORD: JOHN 4:27-30 (ESV)
27 Just then his disciples came back. They marveled that he was talking with a woman, but no one said, “What do you seek?” or, “Why are you talking with her?” 28 So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” 30 They went out of the town and were coming to him.
English Standard Version, copyright 2001 by Crossway Bibles. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
- What two questions did the disciples consider, but not speak out loud? To whom would these questions have been asked?
- How did the woman demonstrate the impact that Jesus made on her?
- How did Jesus reveal his deity?
- What qualified this particular woman to share this news with other people? What was their response?
- In what way can you share your news about Jesus with others?
RESPOND TO GOD
While getting water at the well, this woman met Jesus, who revealed his divinity to her. Once she grasped that she was speaking to the Messiah, “Savior,” the news overwhelmed her, spurring her to leave her water jug and run back to town to tell others about the Living Water. If you don’t know Jesus, then this is the most life changing news you will ever receive, for it will impact you for all eternity. It’s time to come and meet him. If you do know him, then, like this woman, do you long to share the news? There are no special qualifications, just tell others what Jesus has done for you.
- Lord, give me a fresh enthusiasm to simply tell others what you have done for me. Allow me to see the opportunities during my day, where I can share this news.