Monday, February 14, 2011

Mar-FLU-velous Monday

Yes, I just made up a new word.  It describes what has been going on around my house for the last week.  I thank God this Monday that our flu outbreak has been contained (so far) to our sweet Sam and my hubby (who had a very short one day version of it).  But poor Sam has been SO sick.  All I can do is comfort him and pray for him.  That is what this mama has been doing this week, how about you?

I was able to make it to church Sunday (thanks to Nana) and actually got to sit in on the sermon for the first time in 2 months (I am the Children's Pastor so that is where I usually spend my Sunday mornings).  I'm glad I was able to hear Preacher Phil's message.  You may remember a few weeks ago I mentioned that we're doing a 40 day prayer journey for the lost.  Today we were challenged to choose one or two names and pray purposely for those people.

We also looked at John 4 and the story of the Samaritan woman at the well.  We only got to point number 1, but it was a good one!  In verse 4 it says:

'And He had to pass through Samaria.'

A very short sentence, but one that means so much.  Jesus didn't just happen to go through Samaria.  He had to go.  He had to go because there was a woman there who needed to hear about the Living Water.  And He knew it.  Therefore, He passed through Samaria.  What is your Samaria?  Is it your workplace, the grocery store, the baseball game?  Where is the place that He has you 'passing through'?  We must see these as places that He puts us in for a purpose.  There is most likely someone there that needs to see Jesus in you and me.

Next time Jesus has you passing through Samaria keep your head up and your eyes open.  Look for who is placed in your path along the way.  Be ready to tell someone what your Savior has done for you and what He can do for them.  Don't waste the journey that He is sending you on! 


Eileen said...

Oh I love this! What a great reminder that we are meant to pass through some places. We are there for a purpose. Great reminder as we all head back to work this Monday.

Hope your family starts to feel better. My son just got over the flu and is finally going back to school today.

Lisa said...

I never looked at this scripture that way, but it's so good! Jesus had to pass through because someone needed Him. I don't want to miss the opportunities that God has me pass through.

Hope everyone in your family is better soon.

Phather Phil Malmstrom said...

What a wonderful point Allison! He puts us where He needs us to be, and we should seize those opportunities to deliver His Message.

Prayers for a quick recuperation!

Have a Blessed Day!

Heidi said...

Great message! This is exactly the perspective we need to have in every moment of our days. If we look at our experiences as opportunities that He's placed before us it will change our hearts and attitudes on everything we face... challenging, but just what we need to be doing! Thanks, great Monday post :)

Kelli said...

I love how He went through Samaria for ONE woman. That just makes it so intimate to me. I just took Samantha's temp and it was I'll join ya! Happy Valentines Day!