There are many times in life, when in the quiet times God comes calling and opens wide the eyes of His truths. For one woman an everyday visit to a well for water became a a one on one conversation with God. This woman's special conversation was planned by God and would be a life changing event for not only her but others in her town.
The woman came to the well in the heat of the day in order to insure no one in the town would see her or talk to her. She was started to see Jesus and even more startled when Jesus not only talked to her but asked her for a drink. She knew an Israelite never talked to a woman in public, let alone a Samaritan woman, a group of people the Jews traditionally despised; and he asked her for a drink of water which would have made him ceremonially unclean from using her cup or jar.
After a few moments the conversation turns from the woman's life choices to things of a spiritual nature, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” she says. To which Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.” With those words the woman believed Jesus was the Messiah. She left her water jar, ran back into town and came back with others who then heard Jesus speak and were saved.
Sometimes our human nature is to judge people as being unworthy of our time or attention. The disciples, when they came back , looked at Jesus and said, “Why are you talking with her?” They appear to be a little bit taken aback by Jesus talking with a Samaritan woman. They should have known better.
One of the lessons to be learned from the story of the woman at the well is that God values everyone, even those that society deems unworthy of love In the same way, as Jesus did many times, we need to cast aside all our misconceptions about the people we meet in order to see those people as God sees them, people who are worthy of His love and salvation. People who may needs us to stop what we are doing and sit down and
The Bible tells us Jesus so loved the world, that he sent His son. There are no exclusions, he loves the person with the tattoos or the person with extra piercings, he loves the down on their luck people who live on the street. He loves everyone. Let Christians everywhere learn from Jesus and go out of their way to reach out to those others stay away from.