Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is who says to you, Give me a drink, you would have asked Him He would have given you living water.” ~John 4:10
I love the story of ‘The woman at the well’ (John 4:1-26) because Jesus showed that his mission was to all people not just the Jews.
Jesus came to a city of Samaria, which is called Sycha…Jacob’s well was there. Being wearied from his journey, Jesus sat by the well and a woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” The woman was shocked and asked why Jesus a Jew was asking her for water because the Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is who says to you, Give me a drink, you would have asked Him He would have given you living water.” (v.5-10)
During this lengthy conversation, we find out that the woman knows the history of her people and mentioned her ties to Jacob. But Jesus went past her head knowledge and beliefs and went straight into her soul, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is who says to you, Give me a drink, you would have asked Him He would have given you living water.” (v.10) The woman was shocked when Jesus revealed to her about her five husbands and that the one she was living with was not her husband. The woman knew then that this was no ordinary man!
As the world faces uncertain times, I believe this story resonates with a lot of people who are facing the devastating effect of losing their dreams, jobs, business closing, careers, death of loved ones, financial losses, sickness and more. It’s a scary place to be!
The question is, What well are you drinking from? The Samaritan woman was at a very low point in her life and there she was, sneaking to the well to get water at a hot time of the-day to avoid being scorned and ridiculed by the other women in the village.
When Jesus offered her living water, she took Him at his word and said to him, “Sir, give me this water that I may not thirst nor come here to draw.” (v.15). Her sins, brokenness and sadness were washed in the living water. This was the day that changed the woman’s life forever!
Jesus had that natural ability to take what was in Him and share it with the woman heart to heart. That is truly inspirational!
At the end of this story, John tells us that “many Samaritans believed in Jesus because of the woman’s testimony and, “…many more believed because of Jesus’ own word.”
Jesus waits at the well…”
“O God, you are my God; early will I seek You. My soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.” ~Psalm 63:1
In Jesus Name, Amen
God bless you!