John 4

He needed to go through Samaria. John 4:4

There is nothing more refreshing than a new beginning, especially when you can start out on a clean page. This is how it is with God when you seek His forgiveness. He holds nothing against you.

Even later in life when you fall to temptation, God’s mercy reaches out to help you get back on track spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. He never abandons the works of His hands. This is what you are—His workmanship—crafted in the image of His Son. You are a trophy in the eyes of God, a person who has been saved from spiritual death and given a new chance at life.

Jesus took time out of His schedule to meet the woman at the well. She had been married several times, and the man she was currently with was not her husband. Imagine the shame she felt as as she talked with Someone she knew to be a teacher from God. She found it hard to accept that He would risk so much in talking to her.

The Savior will risk everything for you. Many have been saved for years, but you struggle with a judgmental attitude, jealousy, envy, and pride. You look at others and think, My, how glad I am that is not me.

God’s forgiveness and grace change lives. After meeting Jesus, this woman ran to tell others about the saving grace and forgiveness of God. How long has it been since you have felt the freshness of His care? He is near to you right now.

Lord, thank You for a new beginning, a clean page, so I can start again.

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