“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
It is on my heart to give myself a new challenge — to make a friend a day. I am at a place where I don’t feel like I am effective at sharing my faith. I want to genuinely care about others.
I love meeting people and hearing their stories. That is what impresses me about the story of the woman at the well. We see a conversation that Jesus has with a stranger, and it is with a person that many wouldn’t give the time of day to. Jesus took the time to have a substantive talk with an “undesirable.”
“Now as He approached the gate of the city, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a sizable crowd from the city was with her. When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, ‘Don’t cry.'” Luke 7:12-13
So I have packed my camera in my purse, and I am paving the way with prayer. May my heart go out to people along my way. May I get to know them because I am genuinely interested, not because I am being legalistic. If it comes together, may I share my life with them as well. And may I remember to pray for those I have met!
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matt 6:21