Crumbs
August 14, 2020
69. Week of Forth Sunday after Epiphany - Friday
Woman of Samaria
          We have heard Him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.   John 4:42
          In the first year of His public career, while He was going from Judea into Galilee, and needed to pass through Samaria, Jesus had come to Jacob's well, near the city of Sychar, and there met a sinful woman of Samaria, whom, through His words, which are spirit and life, and through the wonderful manifestation of His divine glory, He converted from a life of sin to faith in Him, the promised Christ. (You may read this in John 4:1-26.) Then the woman hurried into the city, and said to the men: "Come and see a man who told me all things that I ever did; isn't this the Christ?" She wanted others to share the joy she had found in her faith. And they, at once inclined to believe on Jesus because of what the woman said, went out of the city, and came to Him, and implored Him to stay with them. So He stayed there two days and proclaimed to them the salvation which had appeared in Him. And many more believed in Jesus because of His own Word, saying to the woman: "Now we believe, not because of your saying; for we have heard Him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world." ( Read this in John 4:27-42.) This is the proper way to obtain true faith in Jesus: see Him for yourself, and hear His Word. And true faith is to be fully assured that Jesus is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world. You, too, can come to true faith in Jesus and attain to firmness in this faith in this way. In your Bible you have His faithful image and His pure Word. May God graciously work perfect assurance within you, that you, too, may say: Henceforth I believe, not because of the saying of others; for I have heard Jesus myself, and know that He is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world. This is the faith through which you shall conquer all and enter heaven.
          PRAYER: - God, my God, grant me Your Holy Spirit, that I may at all times seek, see, and hear Jesus myself in His Word, which You have so graciously given me. And thus my God, let me grow ever more firm and ever more certain, yes, become firmly established in my faith and fully assured that Jesus is indeed the Christ promised in the Old Testament, the world's and my, even my, Redeemer and Saviour. Amen

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August 14, 2020