God’s love, redemption, and life giving water are for everyone. Does this include your aggressive neighbor, controlling boss, or other difficult people? Yes. Jesus died to pay for the sins of everyone in the world, not just a select few. Our destiny is death apart from Christ.

These words in today’s passage come to life in the story of the Samaritan woman at the well who spent her life trying to find acceptance in all the wrong places. Jesus recognized her greatest need and knew the Holy Spirit was the key to quench her spiritual and emotional thirst. Reaching out in love and disregarding the social barriers, Jesus revealed himself as the Messiah and offered her forgiveness, redemption and a new life.

After drinking from the living water, the Samaritan woman ran back to her town and proclaimed the arrival of the promised Messiah. The people of Samaria eagerly responded to Christ. Just like the woman at the well, when we discover eternal life through the ever flowing waters of the Holy Spirit, we will also want to share it with others.

Sometimes, we are afraid to share our faith or do not know what to say. In these moments, rely on the power of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) to flow through so others may see the power of God at work.

Charles Stanley affirmed, “God’s plan for enlarging his kingdom is so simple- one person telling another about the Savior." Yet, we often find many excuses. We can remember that someone’s eternal destiny is at stake. As followers of Christ let us allow Christ to offer us a well of life giving water and have an active ministry that brings the good news to others.

Dear Lord, thank you for giving me opportunities and to share the good news of Christ with others. Please give me the power through your Holy Spirit to speak the words that will draw people to you. In Jesus’s name, Amen.

Today’s Challenge: Think of one person in your life who you’d love to know the true and living God. Pray for that person and ask the Lord how you might be able to invite them to know eternal life this Easter season.

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