The Christ, the Saviour of the World

There are times when we make decisions because of the influence of others. My Momma learned Bible verses as a little girl from an encouraging, elderly couple who lived nearby. While her family did not attend church often, there was a Bible in the home and good morals taught. My grandmother would help her find the verses so she could learn them every week.

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Years later, as my Aunt took her children to church, my Momma felt the pains of guilt for not having her boys in Sunday school. My oldest brother was five years old the first time he went. Every Sunday, Momma took the boys to Sunday school and she sat in a ladies class. For over a year, she listened to the Gospel before she realized she was not saved. After attending ladies visitation with her teacher and hearing about the gracious love of God being shared with others every week, my Momma accepted Jesus as her personal Saviour.

Through the influence of the Coles, my sweet Aunt Sandra, and a dear family friend, I can sit here and write the words I know Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the World.

Jesus: The Christ, the Saviour of the World


When Jesus traveled to Samaria, He had a reason. It wasn’t a quick change in plans; it was His Father’s will. (John 4:34)  Jesus knew there would be revival in that town because of the influence of one woman; a woman decent people avoided. This woman told Him she knew of and was waiting for the Messiah (John 4:25). Something we tend to forget; the Jews were not the only ones waiting for Jesus.

Jesus always knows. Nothing takes Him by surprise.


While some of the disciples were more concerned about the things in life (Luke 9:57-62), this precious woman left behind her water pot as she went to tell anyone who would listen to what Jesus had said. Going back into the city to tell others showed a test of her faith. (John 4:28)

Are we more concerned about our water potor the soul of another?


Many of the Samaritans came to believe in Jesus because of the influence of this woman, and how she was told about the things she had done. (John 4:39) There were many others to believe on Jesus because they heard Him themselves. (John 4:42) One day we will know just how many people she influenced.

Whether we are influenced by another or hear the Gospel of Jesus ourselves, we can all say indeed he is The Christ, the Saviour of the World.

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12 comments

  1. Hi Lori, on reading your post I was reminded how Jesus never leaves anything to chance. There are no accidental meetings or coincidences. Just God-cidences as my husband says :)
    Great post, God bless
    Tracy

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  2. I’m glad you have the story of your heritage. What a beautiful testimony of God’s faithfulness in pursuing your mother! And thus, you.

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  3. Lori..I cannot tell you how forward I look to reading your posts on Thursday morning! What a beautiful testimony you share here today! I wish I had been seeking God as I was growing up but everyone one of us has a unique story to tell. Thank you for sharing yours. I used to hold on tightly to my "water pot" but now I pray that many are encouraged and come to know Christ as I do. Thank you again for the opportunity to share. What you are doing here blesses so many. Have a safe and fun holiday weekend my friend. May God continue to richly bless you and yours!

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  4. Yes, Tracy! I'm thankful everything that happens Jesus already knows about it and He allows it to happen.

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  5. Thanks, Lisa. It is a heritage I treasure.

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  6. Everyone does have a unique story, Horace. God uses those stories for His glory. Thank you, I hope you have a wonderful weekend also.

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  7. I know the feelings of investing, pointing to Jesus, praying ... but not seeing the fruit. Not seeing the person choose Jesus. But we just never know when or how the seeds we planted will flourish and grow. God knows, though. He alone is God! Thanks, Lori, for this reminder to value others more than our clay pots!!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

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  8. Thanks for posting this Lori, I am so thankful that I took the boys to Sunday school instead of sending them. Thank the Lord all of my family got saved! Love you Lori, have a Happy Weekend!

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  9. Lori, I really enjoyed this post. It's too easy to think we know the more familiar Bible stories and not to think deeply about them. I especially liked the question, "Are we more concerned about our water pot or the soul of another?" Great question! How easy it is to get caught up in the things of this world!

    Thanks for hosting and have a blessed 4th!

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  10. Lori, I know that feeling also. Sadly, one of those have passed away. While it is too late to do anything about it, the Lord knows I tried and I do occasionally pray He will show me that a decision of acceptance was made. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. I am too, Momma. I love you and hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  12. Thanks, Donna. This is something I have been burdened about the last few months. Have a great weekend!

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