Daily Devotions

While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living. When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, "Yesterday, at one in the...

"Go," Jesus replied, "your son will live." The man took Jesus at his word and departed. (John 4:50) Perhaps the saddest place to visit is a children's hospital. The sight of adorable little faces fighting to live is...

Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea,...

Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” (John 4:39) I will never forget one person I met with as a young pastor. This person was raised...

He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.” “I have no husband,” she replied. Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the...

We know not her name. We do, however, know her reputation. She was a woman cast aside by every woman in the town of Sychar, as reported in John 4. After a string of five failed marriages, she had resorted to...

Most relationships are ones of convenience. Someone lives near us, works with us, or our lives intersect in some way that requires little effort. These are the people we can live with. On a rare occasion, we meet someone that we...

God came to earth and went for a long walk to the forsaken land of Samaria. The people were sexually confused, started their own cult, and even sacrificed their own children to demons who masqueraded as gods. Hot from the long...

Our family lives in the desert of Scottsdale, Arizona. The landscape is dry red clay with little vegetation beyond cacti in most places. All of that changes, however, where there is flowing water. Wherever there is a creek or fresh...

In Jesus’ day, the tension between two groups of people called the Samaritans and Jews was intense. The Samaritans claimed to believe in the first five books of the Old Testament, though they had cut themselves off from the riches...

Is there a place that you do your best to avoid? Maybe it's a dangerous part of town or a place where you have bad enemies and bad memories? We see in John 4 that when God came to earth,...