Good Day All! AS I landed in John 4:39 today I found myself going back a ways, to those first moments as a young Christian. A baby with a baby. Most people who know me know that I came into the Love of God with a little baggage. Baggage that weighed over 30 lbs ! That little bundle of joy was my first born son and he was a year old when I was first Saved and yes he was over 30 lbs. I can relate so well to the Samaritan woman. I picture myself walking up to the well as Jesus waits for me. To my absolute horror He knew ALL of my past sins! In that moment I realized that with all that I had done to shame myself and my family He was still willing to meet me at The Well and speak with me! How exciting to know that no matter what I had done He still loved me! I am humbled by that thought really. It keeps my feet on the ground and my head out of the clouds (which isn't too hard considering I am only 5`2) I am not dwealing on what I had done in my life but enjoying those precious first moments that I spent with my Savior.
Those moments sent me running to everyone I know yelling "You need to be Saved!!!" "You don't understand...YOU'RE Going to HELL if you don't listen to me!"
Of course that didn't go to well fo me. Like Babes we stumble all over the place trying to stand up and use those things called legs. We wobble, grab on to things, break things, cry, scream and even hurt ourselves" Are you following me? As Pastor says "Are ya trackin with me?"
Eventually I learned to get in my Bible and learn. I had so much to learn and I wanted to be close to my Savior. I wanted to stay in that moment. Not everyone (ok NO ONE) shared my excitement about my new found faith. I was to walk this road for a long time...alone. But in time my charming personality won them over! (just kidding!)In time many members of my family began their journey with The Lord. It didn't happen all at once like I wanted it to.I had to learn patience and commitment and strength to endure and love in spite of my situation.
Over time, My Lord showed me the RIGHT way to handle things. As I watched life unfold, I saw how the Lord worked in my loved ones lives...not always through me either. I had to let go of that idea.
John 3:39 says "And from that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, "He told me all the things that I have done" 40 "So when the Samaritans came to Him, they were asking Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days. 41 "And many more believed because of His word." 42"and they were saying to the woman, "It is no longer because of what you said that we believe for we have heard for ourselves and know that this One is indeed the Savior of the world."
I pray the God blesses your day!
About the Author: Amy Beaupre is a devoted Christian wife and mother of 4. Along with homeschooling her children ,she is also a registered nurse experienced with labor and delivery, childbirth classes and parenting classes for teens and unwed mothers. She has been trained through an affiliate of Focus on The Family's "Operation Ultrasound" ministry to be able to administer ultrasounds in a crisis pregnancy center and has served as Nurse Manager of CareNet PRC in Massachusetts. Her goal is to serve the Lord through reaching the fatherless for Christ and sharing the Gospel with troubled teens. You can find her on the web at http://hedied4u2.blogspot.com