Our missions word this week comes from an edited devotional written by Ron Hutchcraft of Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, #8111.
Now He had to go through Samaria. . . . 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
“Now, this encounter starts a chain reaction that, in turn, ends up with a massive revival in this Samaritan village, and much of the village comes to Christ as Savior. It started at a time when Jesus was feeling tired and thirsty, and ready for some rest.
But along comes a woman who needs Him, and He opens up her life to His claims. Now here’s Jesus, worn out. . .In fact, it is, humanly speaking, Jesus’ thirst that puts Him at the right place at the right time. And that’s the same way God is directing your steps. He wants to use the everyday events of your life to position you to affect someone else’s life.
You never know how God will get you to be at the right place for someone who needs you - for someone who needs Him. . . If you’re going to be like your Lord, you can’t put your service into little compartments. . .Today, in the middle of your journey, there is someone who needs Jesus.
Life really becomes an adventure actually when you consciously open up your day to God’s sovereignly bringing you together with other people for His glory and for their good. In fact, it’s exciting to begin each day, praying something like this, “Lord, use my everyday activities today to put me in the path of someone who needs me, who needs you.”