Wednesday, March 29 John 4
Resurrection of a Lost Cause
Most of us know individuals for whom life has simply been rough. They have had a tough life, and it has taken its toll. They may have brought it on themselves by bad decisions, or perhaps they just had a bad hand dealt to them by a difficult upbringing. As a result, they are a mess. The world might call such a person “a lost cause.” They might right now be sitting in a prison cell, or, at least, they live daily in the chains of personal spiritual bondage.
That’s the case with a Samaritan woman who met Jesus in John 4. She had virtually nothing going for her. She was Samaritan (that’s a black mark in the eyes of the Jews). She had repeated failed marriages and sexual liaisons. Lastly, she was a woman. That was actually a negative in that Middle Eastern culture. She came mid-day alone to a well.
Jesus loves lost causes. In a preview of His own resurrection, He brought life and hope to this seemingly forgotten insignificant woman. Jesus looks for dead people in whom He can show His power – lost causes He can resurrect.
There is not greater joy than life birthed out of death.
Remember today how Jesus brings new life to a person even like yourself.