Saturday after Quasimodogeniti
Scripture: St. John 4:39-45 (NKJV)
39 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.” 40 So when the Samaritans had come to Him, they urged Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days. 41 And many more believed because of His own word. 42 Then they said to the woman, “Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.”
43 Now after the two days He departed from there and went to Galilee. 44 For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. 45 So when He came to Galilee, the Galileans received Him, having seen all the things He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they also had gone to the feast.
Today we are privileged to see the results when a person is not afraid of offending someone with the voice and the message of God; but in all boldness bears witnesses to His omniscient power in the God-man, Jesus Christ; others are drawn into the presence of God where our Lord creates faith in the heart of man to confess their sin and rejoice in the fact they too believe in the Christ! In fact, so much did they believe in the promised Savior, that they urged Him to stay with them, and others were saved as were they.
Hence we see from this text what is possible of occurring when just one person is not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; the Father has the opportunity to sow seeds of faith, so that others also might be brought into a relationship with the Triune God and be saved.
In these last days when so many voices are seeking to be approved as coming from God the Father, we must ask several question, “What is the purpose of that message?” and “Does it point to the truth that Jesus Christ, is true God and true man?”; “Did He come into this world to condemn mankind because of his sin, or that through His, life, death and resurrection, mankind has been redeemed from sin, death and the power of the devil once and for all?”
We pray: Hail, eternal Hope on high! Alleluia! Hail, Thou King of victory! Alleluia! Hail, Thou Prince of Life adored! Alleluia! Help and save us, gracious Lord. Alleluia! Amen.