John 4:25, 26
The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.” Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.”
She was looking for water but she found the Messiah. He was the “Anointed One,” the man who would redeem His people from their oppression and slavery. The whole Jewish nation waited in anticipation for Him. Unfortunately, many of them missed Him because He didn’t hold up to their expectations. The religious leaders of the day were convinced that He would come through Jerusalem with enough power and influence to cause a revolt against the Romans. Little did they know that He was walking throughout the countryside, delivering people from their sins.
Christ is still calling people in the same way He called the woman at the well. He continues to meet the distressed and the hurting where they need Him the most. He isn’t confined to the walls of the church and His power isn’t limited to Sunday mornings. Rather, the message of Christ is most often received the best where it is expected the least.
You are the means of that message.
Unfortunately, many Christians insist on separating their relationship with Christ from their day-to-day activities. Do we not believe that Christ can use us in our schools and at our jobs? Do we foolishly assume that the hurt and the lost will simply walk into the doors of our churches? I encourage you to follow the example of Christ today. His miracles took place in villages and towns, amongst people who were doing nothing more than they did every day of their lives. Christ did not wait for the lost to come to Him; He went out to them. What are you waiting for?