Thursday, June 20th


“The woman said, ‘I know that Messiah (called Christ) is coming.  When he comes, he will explain everything to us.’  Then Jesus declared, ‘I, the one speaking to you-I am he.’  Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, ‘Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did.  Could this be the Messiah?’” John 4:19-29

Dear Jesus, You took that woman from being an embarrassed failure to being an excited herald of your love.  She used to slink around in guilt and shame but you made her run out in the open to share your love.  I know some of what she felt.  I can live past my guilt and shame because you came to save me too.  You know exactly what I have done and you still came to save me.  I want others to know the freedom and restoration of forgiveness.  Help me tell them that their Messiah is here.  Thank you for releasing me from my sinful past.  Amen. 

To know Christ is to know freedom from shame.