From God’s word – Jesus and the Samaritan woman


By Toni Ford

In the fourth chapter of the Gospel of John we read about the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. The disciples and Jesus had been traveling a long distance, and Jesus, tired from the journey, sat beside a well in a Samaritan village called Sychar. The disciples had gone into the village to buy food, so Jesus was all alone. A Samaritan woman soon comes to the well to draw water and Jesus begins a conversation with her that changes not only her life but the lives of many people in that village.

I believe the words Jesus spoke and the truths He shared with the Samaritan woman would be the same words He is trying to tell us today.

Jesus has no favorites. The Samaritans and the Jews did not speak to each other and actually hated one another. Therefore, the Samaritan woman was very surprised that a Jew would speak to her, even more so since she was a woman. Jesus tried to tell the woman that what He has to offer is for anyone regardless of race, religion, gender or nationality. His love and acceptance are not limited to just a few people. He loves you, no matter who you are and where you are in life.

Jesus is your Living Water. John 4:14 says, “Those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” Jesus alone is our Living Water. He is our ultimate provider and is eternal life! Jesus alone is our source of hope, of refreshment and eternal life. You will never be satisfied if you look elsewhere.

Jesus knows all about you and still accepts you. Jesus told the Samaritan woman to go get her husband, and the lady confessed that she did not have a husband. Jesus replied by letting her know that He already knew she did not have a husband, but instead had five husbands! The Samaritan lady was shocked that He knew all about her and her background and yet still accepted her. Jesus wants to be your best friend and wants you to talk to Him, not try and hide things from Him. Plus, He knows all things, anyway.

The Samaritan woman ends up running back into the village and sharing the conversation she had with Jesus with all her friends and family. John 4: 39 says, “Many Samaritans from the village believed in Jesus.”

I pray that each of you today would know that you are love and accepted and access to Jesus, the Living Water! May those truths alone change your life just like it did for the Samaritan woman!

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