For many, life has become an endless search for acceptance.
It can be caused by a myriad of reasons – from growing up in a dysfunctional home to rejection by a parent, from being an outcast to always being the last one picked for a team.
As a result, the search has led them to look for it in the wrong places.
In John chapter 4, Jesus met a woman who had everything going against her. She was an outcast for she was a Samaritan, broken for she has had 5 husbands, and thirsty for she asked about water that won’t make you thirsty ever again.
Jesus knew everything about her – her background, her lostness, her brokenness and her transgressions.
But here was the clincher …
Jesus knew her absolutely yet loved her unconditionally.
She recognizes that this man she was talking to was no ordinary man but a prophet. In fact, when she started to talk about the Messiah, he introduces Himself and says, “I who speak to you am He.”
Her life from that day was no longer the same.
She shares to people from her hometown, and the Bible says many then believed in Christ. And here’s their declaration,
“It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.” (John 4:42)
Even if your life’s a mess, Jesus can turn it into a message.
He did it for the Samaritan woman. He can definitely do it for you and me.