While travelling, Jesus had to once cross the city of Samaria. Jesus and His disciples were tired having travelled so far on foot. When they reached Samaria they came to a town named Sychar. Jesus sat down near the near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. On that plot Jacob’s well was there, Jesus sat near the well. It was noon. He sent His disciples away to buy food and provisions. During that time, the Jews and Samaritans were not on good terms with each other. At that time, a Samaritan came to draw water from the well. He asked for some water to drink. Thinking that Jesus was some Jew rabbi, she replied John 3:9, 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans)
Hearing her reply Jesus answers like this, John 3:10,10 Jesus answered her, “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.” These words caused a stir in her heart and she asked Him, John3:12, 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?” Jesus answers, 13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 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.” Even though the Samaritan woman did not understand the depth of Jesus’ words, she asked Him to give her some of the water He just spoke about.
Jesus asks her to come back to Him with her husband. The woman had led a sinful life and did not have a husband to show. She tried to shy away from this and said that she had no husband. John 3: 17-18, Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. 18 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.” Jesus told her about her own life and from then on she gave up her disgraceful living. She was transformed from within and replied, 19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. A few moments later she says, 25 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Even though she had led a sinful life and was living a life of sin, Jesus chose to reveal Himself to her. 26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”
Today something like this happening. He/she is a sinner and we treat them as outcasts. There are some who gather wealth for coming ten generations. Then there are some who sell their body for a living and to survive, thereby polluting their soul. There is an innate desire in everyone to love and to be loved. Some go astray when they do not find this love at the right time and hence fall into snares of temptations. That turning or faltered step leads them to the condition of the Samaritan woman. It is here that we feel and understand the importance of family, family love, nurture and togetherness. Today love and tolerance has gone out of family life.
It took only few minutes for the Samaritan woman to grasp the presence of Jesus. From an ordinary Jew to a prophet to the Messiah, the revelation was there for her. Even though she was a sinful woman, it is to be noticed that she had the courage to talk with Jesus about prayer and adoration. She forgot the desire of the body, dropped the water jar she had brought and rushed to Samaria to share the news. And she then questions the people if Jesus could be the Messiah. 28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” The witness of the Samaritan woman became the reason for the belief and faith of many in Samaria.
Lord Jesus had come to earth in search of sinners. Mathew 9:12-13, 12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” The Lord had no gender discrimination, caste discrimination, public place or place of worship. All are same for Him. He had come looking for the sinners and the downtrodden. He healed a crippled Woman on the Sabbath. For Him a sacred day as Sabbath was not an obstacle to heal people.
The Bible teaches us that 2000 years ago Jesus came to earth for us as our Messiah/Saviour. Read the Holy Bible daily. Try to know the Savior closer. Jesus did not establish a religion, instead He had established a parish. Jesus was not concerned with the religion of the people, neither being a Christian is a guarantee for deliverance. Redemption and deliverance is available only to those who have complete faith in Jesus, who proclaim their faith without fear, and follow His teachings. The Bible teaches us that Jesus is the Son of God and the image of the Heavenly Father.
Dear children of God, think what does this Savior mean in your lives?? Acts 16:31, 31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”