John 4:1-4, 7-9 KJV
When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, 2(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,) 3He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee. 4And he must needs go through Samaria.
7There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. 8(For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) 9Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, how is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
Much like Jesus in the story of the Samaritan woman, we as Christians have been called to meet a need. In the story we find that Jesus left his place of influence to meet a need in a place considered disgraceful. The text states that Jesus left Judaea, a place where he had empowered his disciples to baptize those who accepted the truth that he was indeed the coming Messiah. Verse 4 says,“And he must needs to go through Samaria.”
Right here, I have to stop and praise God!
See, a few weeks ago God sent a message my way. He had a message for me and He knew just how to package it. Pastor Paula White spoke at a church in my area and this was the spoken word:
We all have a need to fulfill and a purpose to realize. God has fully equipped us with the dreams, visions and know-how to accomplish what he needs us to accomplish in our area of influence and he has provided us with a big enough portion to minister in those dark places.
2 Timothy 1:9 KJV says “we have been saved and called…” and 1 John 2:6 says, “Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.”
Family, we have been called to action. Genesis 28:2 says, Arise and Go!” and Deuteronomy 10:11 says, Arise and begin…”. Once we accept our commission from the Lord, we not only glorify His name but we also equip others to walk in their purpose and help continue the work that God orchestrated so long ago!