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12/12/2013

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Would We Share The News?


"From that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified" (Jn.4:39).

I am a fan of an NFL team that has been around for a long time but never won a Super Bowl. The fans of this team are loud, sometimes obnoxious, and very loyal. I have a pretty good idea about how many of them will react when and if they finally win that big game. It won't be this: "Oh, we've just won the Super Bowl... I think I'll go home by myself and have dinner...." Beside the celebration, there will be a great sharing of their good news. If sports aren't your thing, when something special happens to you or someone in your family, do you go to your favorite social media outlet to share the news. Though I am not involved with the social media, I understand that sharing of news and pictures is what it is all about. Today's verse follows Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman that Jesus met at well in a city called Sychar. If we read this interesting story from the 4th chapter of the gospel of John, we find a woman who was by herself at this well. She was probably not held in high esteem by her community as Jesus miraculously reveals her tawdry past to her. It seems that she had been married 5 times and was currently living with a man who was not her new husband... There is a chance that she was by herself at the well because of the shame that she felt in her life. Despite all of this, she put all of these feelings aside when she learned who Jesus was, and went to the social media of the day... Word of mouth... "From that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified." And here we come to the great conundrum of life... People are willing to share the good news about their favorite team, a trick their dog learned, or a new piece of furniture in their house with everyone on their friend list. They will post both the ridiculous and the sublime with anyone who will share with them. Are they as eager to share how Jesus works in their life with the same enthusiasm? Because of the word of this one woman, many were curious enough to find out who this man Jesus was. Because she was willing to share the good news....

Have a wonderful day... Go about doing good....It's a good way to share... Love mark Phil.4:11

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