“I know that Messiah is coming… When he comes, he will tell us all things.” John 4:25
“It’s been nice talking with you, Jesus. It’s all very interesting, but I have a home to clean and meals to cook. Maybe one day someone will come who can help me to become what God calls me to be. They say that’s what the Messiah will do when he comes.”
Jesus says, “I who speak to you am he” (4:26). “I am exactly the one who came to do for you what you cannot do for yourself.”
The great question is not where you worship, but how you get a heart that really loves God and worships him in spirit and in truth. Jesus says, “That’s what I can give you! That’s what I was talking about when I spoke of living water welling up in you to eternal life.”
Jesus Christ can do more for you than any prophet. A prophet may be able to tell you your sins. But Jesus can change your heart. He can create in you a new heart that loves God, so that you begin to worship him in spirit and in truth.
Jesus Christ is the One who can quicken your conscience by his holiness, nourish your mind with his truth, purify your imagination by his beauty, and open your heart with love, so that as a result, you will freely and gladly surrender yourself in ever-increasing measure to his purpose.
“If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water” (John 4:10). Why don’t you ask him?