It starts with quiet moments like this
and then grows until all we do is guided by the love of God.
Where might God call you to be love today?
How might God’s love appear for you?
Just then, Jesus’ disciples arrived and were shocked that he was talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?” The woman put down her water jar and went into the city. She said to the people, “Come and see a man who has told me everything I’ve done! Could this man be the Christ?”
The woman at the well got it, plain and simple. She understood that once she received God’s love, the living water, she couldn’t hoard it for herself. Rather, she needed to share it immediately with all who were in need. She goes with reckless abandon to say to the people, “Could this be the Messiah?”
Are we ever so bold to claim who Jesus is in such an emphatic way? Are we willing to risk looking a little “out there” to help others know the love of God?
Being fearless in God’s love means more than the absence of fear in sharing this good news. Being fearless in God’s love means understanding just how much grace we’ve been given and realizing that the only good and holy response is to pass that on to others. How will you fear less today?
You have given me your love, O God, freely and fully. It changes the way I know myself and the way I know others, too. Help me to share that knowledge of your love in a way that others might ask, “Could this be the Messiah?” Truly, you are that Messiah, and we are all your hands and feet. Amen.
Guide me in your love today, O God.
Awaken my mind,
Strengthen my feet,
Empower my heart,
Enliven my spirit.
Lead me in the way of Jesus!