Scripture Passage: Psalms 14:2, 2 The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
Since the creation of the world, Lord God has been seeking us. (Genesis 3:9-10, 9 But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” 10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” Even today we are doing the same. After committing a sin, we run and hide our face from Him. God knows that man is vulnerable. Having committed a sin, He waits for us to repent and return to Him. He had instructed Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden about the tree of Knowledge. But they flouted His instructions and brought upon the curse on the whole of mankind. Through Moses, God gave the Ten Commandments. Ask yourself how many commandments do you keep in your daily life??
In Luke 19: 1-9, we read the story of Zaccheus. In the story Zaccheus, we are all aware that he was a short man. He was desirous of seeing Jesus, so he climbed a sycamore fig tree. It was not Zaccheus who climbed down on seeing Jesus. Rather when Jesus reached the tree He called up to Zaccheus by his name and asked him to come down. And said I will stay at house. He was the chief tax collector. But Jesus said to him Luke 19:9, 9 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. Another wonder took place there. When Jesus stays with Zaccheus there is a transformation .Luke 19:8, 8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”
In John 4: 5 we read, 5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jesus did not own a donkey or any another means of transportation. He walked from one land to another. Tired and worn out from the journey. Jesus seeks the Samaritan at Sychar, a town in Samaria. Jesus sat down by the well of Jacob. There was no relation between Jesus and the Samaritans. For e.g. Matthew 10: 5, 5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. So we can guess that the Samaritan woman would have paid no attention to Christ. Jesus calls her and asks for water to drink. The woman answers, John 4: 9, 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?. Jesus answered, 10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” He reveals Himself to the Samaritan woman. The Lord who makes associations, does not make any difference between Jews, Gentiles or Samaritans. The first revelation of Good News of Christ is through her. John 4: 27-29, 27 Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?” 28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” . It is through her that the first mission is carried out. John 4: 30-34, 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him. 31 Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.” 32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” 33 Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?” 34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. For the first time a crowd gathers upon hearing a woman’s word. She spread the news through the town on her own account and created believers,John 4: 39-42, 39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. 41 And because of his words many more became believers. 42 They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son for our sins. And we?? We did all we could to make Him suffer and crucified Him on the cross. Do you remember this love and seek Him????