Woman At The Well

Woman at the Well by James Tissot

Scripture: John 4: 3-10

“When Jesus left Judea and left for Galilee, He had to pass through Samaria, so He came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field Jacob had given his son Joseph, and Jacob’s well was there. So being wearied from His journey, Jesus was sitting beside the well. and it was about the sixth hour. A woman from Samaria came to draw water, and Jesus asked her for a drink. His disciples had gone into the city to buy food. The Samaritan woman said to Him, “How is it that You, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria.”

But Jesus answered her,” If you knew the gift of God, and who it is saying to you, ‘give me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”

Later during their conversation, when Jesus told her to call her husband and she told Him she had no husband, Jesus told she had spoken the truth: that she’d had five husbands and the one with she currently was living with was not her husband. Then after a rather lengthytalk by Jesus His disciples returned and were surprised that Jesus was talking with a woman.

So the woman left her water jar, and while going to town said to people she met: “Come, see a man that told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?”  So the woman at the well was the first woman missionary!

 

Prayer thought: Jesus not only gave dignity to virtuous women, but to women of ill-repute, and all God’s children are precious in His sight. Father, thank You that the blood of Jesus that cleanses  from all sin. Since Jesus gave His life to make this possible, we thank You in His name. Amen.

 

Doris Lisemby