A Day of Redemption

by Debi on January 22, 2013

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Everything changed when this Samaritan woman met her Savior.

 One private encounter  – and this nameless woman took her place in eternity.

Her past met her future, in a moment. I get her. She was forever changed and centuries later, her words of freedom echo in the hearts of those who know her.

Her day of redemption started like any other. One more day of loneliness. Her path, intersected by the One who gave her breath. Who knew?

 An encounter with the Lord is wholistic by nature. The Ancient of Days summons our past, present and future ~ in chorus.

Old meets new.

Mercy and grace ~ kiss.

She thirsted for attention. The arms a man, or two, would surely satisfy this need. The ugly irony – she lived with the consequences of her decisions – while her need for love went unmet.

Until the day she drew water – at noon – alone. The One who’d loved her since the foundation of the world met her at the well. Jesus engaged her. He took the initiative ~ she responded.

Her soul felt true love for the first time. Her insatiable thirst ~ satisfied.

{I love her response most of all}

She ran to town – leaving her pail behind!

 In her own words, “He told me everything I ever did.” John 4:39

They came in droves to meet this Savior. Her wholehearted response was contagious.

 His words, “Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water, welling up to eternal life.” John 4:13-14

My story: I met this Savior many years ago. He told me everything I’d ever done. I felt love beyond my wildest dreams. I left my pail full of plans and ran to tell everyone who would listen. My life – changed for eternity. My past, present and future ~ redeemed.

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