I love that because of her encounter with Jesus a town had an encounter with Jesus. What she had to say and her new transformed life was enough to cause others to be curious about Him and to check Him out for themselves. Then in verse 41-42 it tells us, 'And many more believed because of His own word. Then they said to the woman, "Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.' Love those results! ... "Now we believe for ourselves." I love that all we have to do is to tell others what He has done for us. The rest is up to Him ...and them. It says that they heard what she had to say and then invited Him to stay. He stayed two more days and that is all it took for her encounter to turn into their encounter as well!
What started out as a chance encounter for her turned into a whole communities amazingly perfect encounter as they declared, "we have heard for ourselves and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world." Perfect encounter ... Amazing results! Chance? I think ... NOT!
For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11