“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.”
The story of the Samaritan woman has popped up many times in my life lately. Whether in a sermon, study, or on the radio—The Woman at the Well has continued to knock on the door to my heart.
We meet this nameless woman in John 4. She is an outcast with a reputation and living with a man who was not her husband. Jesus, from the eyes of society, should not have had any business with her.
I love how my Jesus is not of the world. Jews didn’t travel through Samaria, and yet there was Jesus, at her well. He was seen with her. He spoke to her. He gave her Living Water. She did not deserve it, but none of us do. She wasn’t scholarly, theological, and walking out to the well with all of her friends and their bible study materials. She was alone, and an outsider; and yet, He was offering this gift, to her.
This story teaches us that the gift of Christ is for all who repent and believe. Not the most religious or the most knowledgeable, but all who trust in The Living Water. We are all daughters of God through faith in Him.
The Samaritan woman wanted what Jesus offered, even though she knew little. There are modern day Women at the Well, and even though Jesus is not here in the flesh, we have the Holy Spirit to intervene on his behalf.
Will you pray with me that those women have the courage to ask for The Living Water, and that women who have it, have the courage to share Jesus with others?
Father, thank you for The Living Water that you provide for us. Thank you for the opportunity to spend eternity with you because of your Son. I pray for the women who feel like outsiders, searching for something of the world, that they can find You instead, sitting at their wells. Amen.