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 “For we cannot but speak of the things we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20). Everyone has a story to tell, and each story is unique. We all come from different backgrounds and life experiences and have our own testimony of God’s grace in our lives. God often uses our unique experiences to minister to others. When we read the Gospels, we find stories of ordinary people whose lives intersected with the Creator of the Universe. We relate to them because they were average people just like us. They weren’t perfect. They had struggles. But reading their stories gives us…

Do you ever wonder what it was like to talk to Jesus one-on-one? John 4 gives details of His conversation with a Samaritan woman. He asked her for a drink, and her response put up the guard of the cultural barrier between them. “Jews have no dealings with me.” Most likely she said this while looking at the ground between them. Jesus acknowledged the entirety of her past, but He didn’t berate her for it. He saw the grief of a broken heart. He saw her wounded spirit. He saw self-esteem in shambles. He told her, “If you knew who…