We Live in the Age of Recommendation
Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many more became believers. They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world” (John 4:39-42).
My friend Bobby says we are living in the recommendation age. I think he is right.
I know I’m more likely to read a book, see a movie, eat in a certain restaurant or listen to a particular leader if a trusted friend encourages me to do so.
And that holds true, maybe even more so, when it comes to the more critical areas of life.
I think most people feel the same way.
So what does this tell us? Well, it tells us that we all need help navigating this ever-changing, complex world in which we live.
It tells us that we need a shepherd to lead us, someone we can trust who can keep us from going astray.
Listen to these wonderful words from Jesus:
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep” (John 10: 11).
Sheep need a shepherd––one they can trust to keep them safe and lead them down the right path.
Jesus is the answer––we can trust him and rely on his direction for our life.
Jesus is the guardian of your soul. He gave his life so you can live eternally. Certainly, you can trust whatever he recommends.