"The woman said to Him, 'I know that Messiah is coming' (Who is called Christ). 'When He comes, He will proclaim all things to us.' Jesus said, 'I Am He, the One Who is speaking to you.' Just then, His disciples came. They were astonished that He was speaking to a woman, but no one said, 'What do you want?' or, 'Why are You speaking with her?' Then the woman left her water jar and went back to the city. She said to the people, 'Come and see a Man Who told me everything I have ever done! He cannot be the Messiah, can He?' " (John 4:25-29)
You are the Messiah, the Christ. You are God the Son, the Anointed One of God the Father through God the Holy Spirit. You are Emmanuel, God with us (Matthew 1:23). You are the Word of God, filled with the Spirit of God, revealing in human flesh and blood the Heart of God for all the world to see.
And like the Samaritan woman at the well, what we see in You is a holy God, filled with compassion and mercy for an unholy people who desperately need to know the love of God revealed in Jesus the Christ. Our hearts are bare before You; our past is open toward You; our thoughts and motives and desires are known to You. You know everything about us.
And yet, You still love us. You still come to us and reach out to us and embrace us. You expose and uproot everything within us that would keep us from being able to fully know You and trust You and give our lives completely to You. "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. 'The Lord is my portion,' says my soul, 'therefore I will hope in Him'" (Lamentations 3:22-24).
Thank You for helping us trust You to go into all the ages and moments of our lives to forgive the sin, heal the wounds, break the chains, and reveal the truth. Your perfect love casts out our fears. Your cleansing grace redeems our failures. You draw out our pain and shame to fill us with Your peace and love. And then we can't wait to go tell everybody we know to come see this God Who knows everything about us but loves us more than we can ever imagine. O Lord, our God, there is none like You! In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
You're Invited to the Messiah Ministries Christmas Gathering on December 2nd! Please come join us for a festive time with all our friends, 7-9 PM in the Foyer at Centenary UMC in Lexington, 2800 Tates Creek Road. Please let Marilyn Walker know if you're thinking of coming to help with our planning: DirOfMinistries@aol.com or 859-317-1591
Please keep us in prayer, as Sylvia and I are in San Antonio, Texas to minister together this week with inner healing prayer and prophetic ministry. Please let us know if your church or community would like to make arrangements for us to come to your area as well. God bless you!
Tommy & Sylvia Hays