Please read John 4:1-26
The repeating of this scripture would be a lesson in history. This scripture could also be a source for negative preaching. I recommend that a person look at the whole chapter to discover something positive and challenging.
The message I receive from this scripture can be summarized in two great hymns. “Come unto me ye weary, and I will give you rest” and “In Christ there is no east or west”.
“Come unto me ye weary, and I will give you rest”
O Blessed voice of Jesus, which comes to hearts oppressed!
It tells of benediction, of pardon, grace and peace, of joy that hath no ending, of love which cannot cease.
“Come unto me, ye fainting, and I will give you life”.
O cheering voice of Jesus, which comes to aid our strife!
“and whosoever cometh, I will not cast him out”.
In Christ there is no east or west, in him no south or north:
But one great fellowship of love throughout the whole wide earth.
In Christ shall true hearts everywhere their high communion find his service is the golden cord close binding all mankind.
In Christ now meet both east and west, in him meet south and north. All Christly souls are one in him throughout the whole wide earth.
Prayer: Dear God, we our thankful that your love includes everyone. Your son Jesus has given us this great message. Bless us as we try to share this good news with everyone. Amen
Originally written by, and submitted in memory of
Rev. Paul A. Johnson
1925 ~ 2010