And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all that I ever did.” (Jo 4:39).
The nameless Samaritan woman in our text is a living testimony of how the Kingdom’s best potential can be disguised and concealed under an avalanche of mistakes, confusion and identity crisis. The immediate impact of her ministry after her unexpected conversion cannot go unnoticed. How this formerly miserable sinner suddenly becomes the gateway to the salvation of an entire city is nothing short of remarkable.
It’s also an eyeopener for current disciples. Some say that the average number of social media friends people typically have nowadays is 200. Whether or not that’s accurate, the bottom line is that each of us is linked to many people within our spheres of influence. Everyone around us is part of a whole web of relationships. So, when you touch one life in the name of the Lord, you affect multiple lives around them.
Who can tell how far-reaching a divine encounter with one “sinner” can be? The most unlikely individual near you can be the closest gateway to the salvation of many souls. So can you. Will you take seriously the “gateways” the Spirit strategically places around you?