“Now he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” ~John 4:4-7
I often wonder how this moment would have changed if I wandered upon that well…
After a long day of touring lower Manhattan with my wife, we sat down at a corner Starbucks. While sipping our overpriced coffee, I saw a young women who by purely outward appearances lived a much harder life than myself. As we sat there she walked over and sat at a table right next to ours. My heart and mind instantly start asking the question, what should I do? Would I give her a judgement stare? Would I make a rude but quite comment to my wife on her appearance? Would I just say nothing?
One of the many beautiful things about Christ is He was a “Moment Maker.” Christ took regular, everyday, quiet moments to make a huge impact for His kingdom. As Christ sat down by the well, it wasn’t just happenstance, it was intentional. Christ was making a moment.
Even though my Starbucks story was fictitious it could very easily be true. I would love to tell you I would have taken that moment and shared the Gospel. I fear I would have just said nothing.
Let our prayer this week be, that as Christ, will be Moment Makers. That as God moves men and women in and out of our lives, will take those moments and make an impact, not for our sake, but for His.
Written by Graeme Wilson: Graeme is happily married to Heather Wilson and the Director of Marketing at America’s Keswick. You can connect with him on Twitter @graememw
Think About This: “Every time you ask for forgiveness, you recognize that the biggest problems you face in life exist inside of you, not outside of you.” ~Paul David Tripp
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. ~Lamentations 3:25