Chapter 20: Come to Jesus

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Reads: 77

Everlasting life! She didn't think twice before blurting, "Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw."

"Go, call thy husband, and come hither."

She should have known it was too good to be true. But, then again, He was a stranger, He had no way of knowing how she'd gotten around with just about every man who would have her in the city of Sychar. "I have no husband."

"Thou hast well said, I have no husband: For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly."

Salina's jaw dropped, she not bothering to try to compose herself. "Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship."

"Woman, believe me," Jesus leaned forward, "the hour cometh when ye shall neither in this mountain nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."

"I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things."

" I that speak unto thee am he."

Salina nearly dropped the water she, thankfully, wasn't even holding on to anymore

Salina nearly dropped the water she, thankfully, wasn't even holding on to anymore. What a bold statement! Could it be true? It had to be true! Speechless, she didn't even notice the disciples return. In all honesty, she wasn't the only one confounded at that moment. Not for nearly the same reason. She upon the revelation that Jesus was God they waited for, the disciples that the Master spoke to a woman. Yet none questioned Him.

Startled back into reality, Salina didn't think before hurrying away, the only telltale sign of her return was the waterpot that still rested against the well. No longer bashful her voice rang out, absolutely convinced that Jesus was truly the Messiah, even before she entered into the busy hub, "Come! See a man which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?"

Many believed her. Who else could tell the hearts and motives of men, if He were not the Christ? Despite the handful of glances that were less than shocked at her announcement... news does travel... they still followed her out of the city, coming to meet Him.

In the meanwhile his disciples prayed him, saying, "Master, eat."

But he said unto them, "I have meat to eat that ye know not of."

Thomas scratched his head glancing over towards Philip, "Did she give Him food?"

"Maybe one of the men did."

Peter was already dipping into the food they'd bought when Jesus replied. If He'd already eaten, that was well and good, why wait any longer for themselves to eat too?

"My meat is to do the will of him that sent me and to finish his work. Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labor: other men labored, and ye are entered into their labors."

So when the Samaritans came unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days. And many more believed because of his word, saying to Salina, "Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world."

Now after two days he departed thence and went into Galilee

Now after two days he departed thence and went into Galilee. For Jesus himself testified that a prophet hath no honor in his own country. Then when he came into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast. So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine.

And there was a certain nobleman whose son, Titus was sick at Capernaum, and when he'd heard that Jesus came, he went to Him. Something stirred within him, he knows his only hope was Jesus. "Master, I beg of you to come to my house. My son is sick, near the point of death! Please come to my house and heal him?"

"Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe."

"Sir, come down ere my child die!" Abraham pleaded, tears threatening to topple from his eyes.

"Go thy way; thy son liveth."

Abraham gazed into the face of the Master, believing the word that was spoken to Him by Jesus Christ, and hurried back to his house alone.

Abraham gazed into the face of the Master, believing the word that was spoken to Him by Jesus Christ, and hurried back to his house alone

And as he was now going down, his servants met him. "Thy son liveth!"

Abraham stopped still in his tracts, not minding the beads of perspiration running into his bushy brows, "When did he begin to amend?"

"Yesterday, at the seventh hour the fever left him."

It was at the same hour, in which Jesus said unto him, "Thy son liveth." Astonished, Abraham believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and his whole house.


Submitted: July 23, 2019

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