John Chapter 4

John 4 is a very rich chapter packed with the miracles of mercy, grace, and healing.  So much teaching and gleaning surrounds the history of the Samaritan woman at the well, healing the official's son, and an immediately available harvest.  But what caught my attention were the Samaritan people whom the woman at the well reported back to.  After hearing her speak of the Man she had met and how He knew everything about her and what He offered her, they believed in Jesus because of what she had told them.  After inviting Jesus to stay, He lingered for two days.  Then in verse 41, they told the woman, "We no longer believe because of what you said, since we have heard for ourselves and know that this really is the Savior of the world."  Getting confirmation on something you think is true is exciting and powerful!  First of all, when she returned to tell them her experience, there must have been a change in her spirit and countenance that went along with all the "facts".  I know for sure, because of my own meeting and seeing other's meeting of Jesus, that once someone truly meets this "Man", He changes everything!  When you know He has changed you, so does everyone else around you.  So the people believed in Jesus because of this woman's testimony, but then had the opportunity to hear Him for themselves and was further convinced He was the Savior of the World.  What would that day have been like to hear and see her life changed before your eyes and then to get confirmation from the Truth Himself?