The Woman at the Well

“Many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified…”

— John 4:39

When people encounter Jesus, their lives are never the same again. We can see that in the instance of the woman at the well. This well was near Sychar in the region of the Samaritans who were hated by the Jews because they were half-breeds.

Jesus and His disciples were traveling through that region, and the disciples went off on an errand. Jesus met a certain woman at that well. She was a woman of ill repute. You may recall her encounter with Jesus: “The woman said to Him, ‘I know that Messiah is coming’ (who is called Christ). ‘When He comes, He will tell us all things.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I who speak to you am He’” (John 4:25-26). This woman dropped her water pot in amazement. She had confronted the living Messiah, and her life would never be the same again.

Amazingly, He directly told her that He was indeed the Messiah. At that point in His ministry, He generally kept that fact under the radar.

One of the first missionaries for Christ, she rushed to her region and called many of the townspeople to come and meet this amazing man, who was more than a prophet. They came and believed when they heard Jesus for themselves.

Whoever you are, whatever your background, the Lord can use you as a witness for Him. Then, others may also experience the transformation of heart that you experienced after your encounter with Jesus.

Dear Holy Spirit, thank You for Your work in our world. Daily You quicken dead hearts and bring people unto salvation. You call us to repentance and to gather in Jesus’ name. May You also use me as a witness to those who do not know You…