Today is a Saturday edition of Friday Is For Scripture.
39. Now many Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of what the woman said when she testified, “He told me everything I ever did.” 40. Therefore, when the Samaritans came to Him, they asked Him to stay with them, and He stayed there two days. 41. Many more believed because of what He said. 42. And they told the woman, “We no longer believe because of what you said, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this really is the Savior of the world.”
It is here in this passage that we are able to see the weight and power of a personal testimony. After an intensely personal encounter with Jesus, the Samaritan woman was to never be the same. She wanted to talk about water and where to worship. Instead, Jesus revealed the issues of her heart and gave her “living” water. She went back to her town and told everyone about what had happened to her, and who she had met. Her testimony led many to Christ. Many more believed, not because of her words, instead, her words caused them to want to seek Christ for themselves.
What about our personal testimonies? Do we share them when we have the opportunity? Do we the take time to tell other of the life-changing difference that Jesus has made in us? Our testimonies bring others to a face-to-face encounter with Christ. Some may respond quickly. Others may take what we have said and seek further the claims of Christ. Never underestimate the importance and power of your personal story.