At Jacob’s well
I met Jesus and He changed my life – the Samaritan woman at the well. Did you know Christianity is not a religion instead, it is a relationship with Jesus? Today, we look at John 4:1-26 and here, we look at the conversation between the Samaritan woman and Jesus that happened at a well, known as the Jacob’s well.
Conversation With Jesus
My conversation with Jesus occurred at the well. I lived in a small town, called Sychar and many from my town saw me as an indecent woman because of my history. Unlike my daily routine, however, on this day, an unusual meeting with this man Jesus, changed not only my life, also many from the town I lived in.
He began this conversation, asking me for a drink. I could not understand why a Jew would talk to me, a Samaritan woman, or even more so, asked me for a drink? It was weird.. and so I could not believe that we were even having this conversation at all. His replies puzzled me deeply. ‘Who is this man?’ I wondered.
Who Is This Man Jesus?
He said: “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” Did he just say he was greater than our father Jacob, who drank from and gave us this well for generations after, as I questioned him? Then He went on to say:
“Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” I so wanted the water he talked about..
Yet, at this point, He asked me to call my husband and come back. I had to politely tell him that I had no husband. His reply shook my world.
Who Told Him That?
He said: “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.” Wow.. how did he know that? He is a prophet!
Our next conversation just blew my mind away. I had no other way but to acknowledge that this man Jesus was the Messiah! To confirm what was on my mind, he said: “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.” Who would say such a thing? Yet, my world turned upside down because of Jesus.
After my encounter with Jesus I had to leave without my jar, when his disciples came to look for him. Immediately, I told the entire town about my conversation with Jesus. Many from the town believed what I shared with them. You know what? Jesus stayed on, in our town for the next 2 days and many like me, believed Jesus is the Savior of the world.
How many of us came to know Jesus through a conversation with Him? An encounter that ultimately changed our lives. Knowing about Him is not simply enough, we need to build a relationship with Jesus. An unlikely conversation that turned our lives upside down and inside out.
There are many who build relationships with Jesus. If you are one of those who believe, you’ve heard and known the Messiah. Go and share Jesus to others who do not. Relationship with Jesus brings true freedom and only in Him you are set free indeed.