Never a Nobody

Recently, I was listening to an old song.  It was saying I’m just a nobody trying to tell everybody about somebody who can save anybody.  I love the song.  It is talking about Jesus.  But the more I listened to it, the more I realized that Jesus is somebody who can take anybody who believes they are a nobody, and He can make them somebody special to Him.  We are never just a nobody to Him.

There are numerous examples in The Word of Jesus making somebody out of someone who was a nobody to others.  One such example in found in John, 4:4-30.  This is the account of Jesus meeting a woman of Samaria at a well.  The woman had gone out that day to draw water, and she met Jesus there at the well.  Jesus had a conversation with the woman, a conversation that custom said He should not have had.  You see, Jews didn’t have dealings with the people of Samaria, especially an unmarried woman of Samaria.  She was a nobody to the Jews and to her own people of Samaria.

But a nobody to us is a pearl in the making to Jesus.  He has a way of taking a nobody and making somebody out of them, then using them to spread the Word about who He is and how He can save anybody.  Toward the end of their conversation, John 4:28-29 says, “The woman left her water pot, went her way into the city, and said to the men, ‘Come see a Man Who told me all the things I ever did.  Could this be the Christ?’  Then they went out of the city and came to Him.”

Jesus took a nobody and made somebody of her.  She left her waterpot on the spot and went home a different person.  She was now somebody.  Imagine her saying to the people, “Look at me!  He told me more about me than you all know of me.  Could He be Christ, the savior of the world?”  Later the scripture says many of the people of Samaria believed Jesus that day and were saved because of the word of the woman who was a nobody who Jesus made somebody He could use to save anybody.

This story is not just about a chance encounter with a nobody who became a somebody.  The place where Jesus and the woman met—the well—was Jacob’s well from many generations before.  This was the place where Jacob returned to his homeland after having lived away for many years.  When he returned, he bought this plot of land and dug the well that he passed on to his son Joseph.  This is important because Jacob had left his land over 20 years earlier as a nobody and he returned a somebody, a child of the covenant of God.  Joseph was imprisoned in Egypt as a nobody, but he was released and made a somebody, second to Pharoah in command in all of Egypt.

Jesus had plans for Jacob and Joseph many years before they were born.  He has plans for you and me too.  So now, it is high time for you and me to step out of being nobody of importance to anybody and into becoming somebody special to the Lord.  We’ve got to come back home from wondering around for many years.  We’ve got to endure times where we may feel like we are in prison.  We must wait patiently until the day we go to the well for water because we thirst to be saved from the things that beset us daily.

So, let’s do like this woman did.  Let’s go to the well, draw some water, and look for the opportunity to have a life transforming conversation with the Lord.  Let’s leave our waterpots full of stuff right there and return to live a life of somebody who Jesus saved from being a nobody who now can tell anybody of how great the Lord is to everybody who is willing to come to Jesus because they listened to somebody who had been transformed by the Love of Christ Jesus.  Live a Delivered Life.  Love you.