Life sometimes to make you feel that all is over with you, but I want to tell you, it is not over with you in life yet. God has a plan for you!
A woman of Samaria came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink” (John 4:7).
The bitter hatred between the Jews and Samaritans was long-standing. In 722 BC, the Assyrians conquered the northern kingdom and swept Israel away in captivity to Assyria. During those years, the Jews dropped all their prohibitions against intermarrying with the Assyrians and they lost their ethnic purity.
In 586 BC, the Babylonians conquered the southern kingdom, Judah. During their captivity, they did not intermarry with the Babylonians. So now that they were back in the homeland, the Israelites from the southern kingdom considered those from the northern kingdom who had intermarried to be half-breeds – Samaritans. A popular prayer in those days among some of the northern-kingdom Jews was, “Lord, do not remember the Samaritans in the resurrection.
Jesus, a Jew knew all the history about the Samaritans, but that did not stop Him from going there. The woman had been married five times and was living with another man, yet Jesus still reached out to her. It is not over with you; you are not beyond the reach of Christ. Your way of life and sins does not stop him from loving you.
The Samaritan woman because of her past life, the shame and the stigma, she only go to the well to fetch water at the time when the well is deserted of people to avoid the ridicule but it was at this odd time that Jesus met her and changed her life forever. Are you been shamed because of your past life? Jesus came to take that shame off you to give you a new life. Your life is not over, your wrong choices cannot stop the plans of God for your life. He still loves you even in your mess state, where you think you do not qualify for His acceptance. He qualifies you and sees you as His child He shed His blood for. You are not beyond the salvation of Christ!
5 Ways to Know that You are Accepted
- Before you were formed in your mother’s womb God knew you and had a plan for your life.
- God loves you so much that He gave His only Son, Jesus to die in your place for your sins.
- The Lord accepts you the way you are.
- There is nothing that you can do that will make God love you more or less. His love for you is unconditional.
- The Lord is a friend who sticks closer than a brother and you can rely on Him.
In Him the redeemed have a High Priest who can be touched with our needs, feelings, and weaknesses, for He has felt it all in His own heart and life!
- Do you think it’s too late to be saved?
- Is your past life preventing you from enjoying your everyday life?
Prayer: Father, I worship and adore You! Help me to forgive myself and accept Your salvation. Amen!