Just then his disciples came back. They were shocked to find him talking to a woman, but none of them had the nerve to ask, “What do you want with her?” or “Why are you talking to her?” The woman left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, “Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?” So the people came streaming from the village to see him.
John 4:27-30 NLT
What is required to be a witness?
If you are standing on the street corner and see a car run a red light and hit another vehicle, you are a witness. The police will want to question you and get your contact information as a witness for any potential legal action that is taken. You might be called on to testify in court as to what you saw.
You will not be required to testify about how a traffic light works or how the car’s brakes work. That is information beyond your scope of expertise. You are a witness because you saw first-hand what happened. You are asked to testify as to what you saw.
The woman at the well was a qualified witness for Jesus not because her life was perfect—it wasn’t. Not because she understood all the scriptures or had a solution for world peace. She was a qualified witness because she had a personal encounter with Jesus that changed her life.
Has Jesus changed your life? If so, that makes you a qualified witness.
Holy Spirit, I ask for opportunities today to be a witness for You. Help me see the opportunities You put in front of me. Give me boldness to share what Jesus has done in me.
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