“and they were saying to the woman, ‘It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this One is indeed the Savior of the world’” (John 4:42).

Jesus engages a woman at a well in conversation, who then goes and talks to others about Jesus, who then come to a place of belief. Who would have imagined so much activity, influence, and transformation from, seemingly, such a casual encounter initiated by a mutual thirst? We must never underestimate even the most casual encounters of the day. Being sensitive enough to set the hook gives Jesus the opportunity to reel them in.

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