She Saw Jesus
“Come, see a man.” —John 4:29
Read John 4:16-30
In our last meditation we saw how the Lord purposefully sought out the Samaritan woman. He left the Pharisees knowing that a sinner must be saved in Samaria. While speaking to her, He ex-posed her to her sins: “Thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband” (vs.18). She realized that this Stranger was a remarkable person; He must be a prophet. And so, in reaction to the Lord’s probing work, she entered the town and told everyone she met, “Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?”
What a question! Has the Lord ever revealed to you all that you have done wrong? Some of you might say, “God will have nothing to do with me; I am a fugitive. Maybe if I would start reading the Bible more often and pray….” But think about what we have read about the “pious” Jews and Pharisees who had no need of the Lord. The same Lord was willing to meet with a sinful woman. Why did He do this? He did so according to Jeremiah 31:3: “Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.” The Lord Jesus seeks His fugitives, for they are precious unto Him. He seeks those who are lost, also today.
What comfort can we draw from the way Jesus interacts with this woman at the well?
This devotional was taken from “The Time of Your Life” a daily devotional published by the Youth & Educational Committee of the FRC. To order a printed copy of this book, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.