I preached the Samaritan Women text Sunday. That was already planned and it providentially created a great opportunity to speak of the racial issues our country is experiencing. Some of this I preached and some has just been heavy on my heart since so I thought I would share a few brief thoughts:
The Samaritan Women from John 4 was the lowest of society in a society that was the lowest of society. She had seemingly no influence. If you would have asked anyone in that town about her-- they would have outright rejected the idea that she could make any impact on their life. She did much more than that, she turned that whole town upside down. Even many who were skeptical caught just enough of her enthusiasm to get themselves out to meet Jesus. Her story, while not convicting enough in and of itself, led them to the one whose story really mattered.
I don't know that I'll be the "one person" who God uses to spark change in our racial environment but I do know the power that God has to work through seemingly insignificant people. Whether it's this situation or many more that will follow, I may not be that "one person" but if Jesus meets me at a well- I better be ready to go and tell it.
So let's take the infamous words of Scar from Lion King and live them: Be Prepared.
Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God."
Peace and Love, Daniel
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