I have to confess I struggle with some aspects of social media. I’m thankful for its potential, but the whole idea of using a tool to promote something with my name on it causes me to feel a little queasy. I didn’t even join Facebook until I was kind of forced (sigh). And I spent a lot of time in prayer and listening to counsel before I agreed to put my heart in words on this website.
But my husband keeps reminding me that this website, sending out tweets, posting links to my blog posts, is all for the gospel—NOT to promote me or my thoughts—but I’m willing to put it all out there to call people to “Come see a Man!” Wanting to shout His name is easy when I think about what He’s done for me.
It kind of reminds me of the woman I told you about yesterday. The Samaritan woman was so impacted by Jesus that she went running with a message. She had to. She had to share. She couldn’t help inviting people to hear about her encounter with Him!
She couldn’t stop telling people about Jesus. This simple, once shame-filled and rejected woman boldly went into the city to let everyone know about the Christ:
“Come see a man who told me all that I ever did!”
We don’t have the entire conversation in print, just what was recorded in John 4, but I feel sure her life was never the same after her encounter with Jesus. She was changed and the people of Sychar could see it. Her new life and words were so persuasive that the townspeople came in droves to the well to hear Jesus speak.
And the result?
“Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony.”
He ended up staying there two days and many more people believed in Him as a result of listening to Him speak. A whole town was impacted. A people group that was considered inferior by the surrounding world was sought out by Christ to enter into a love relationship with Him.
And it started when one woman responded to His offer of living water. It was like a fire in her bones, she could not keep silent about Him. That is how I feel and that’s why I write, tweet, and send out calls to the facebook world to:
“Come see a Man!”
Will you join me?
Can you keep silent or are you aching to call out to the world and invite them to see Him?
(From the archives 7/23/2012)