Who Was The Woman at the Well?\n\n\n\nIf you are a Christian, you have probably heard of the Samaritan woman at the well. She is talked about in the gospel of John 4:4-26. The story tells us that Jesus Christ asked this woman for a drink of water because he saw her drawing water from a well. \n\n\n\nJesus was alone when this was happening because his disciples went into town to buy some food. She new that Jesus was Jewish and wondered why he would be asking her for a drink of water. \n\n\n\nDid Jews And Samaritans Get Along?\n\n\n\nAfter all, Jews and Samaritans were not fond of each other 2,000 years ago. Jesus told her that she had no idea who she was talking to. He let her know that she was talking to the person that could give her \u201cliving water\u201d. This kind of water is something that no other stream of water can give to you. \n\n\n\nShe was not sure of what Jesus was talking about. The woman at the well asked Jesus where his bucket was. She had no idea that he was referring to a spiritual water. She was concerned about how this would happen because the well was rather deep. \n\n\n\nShe even\nquestioned him to see who he thought he was. The Samaritan woman asked him if\nhe was greater than their ancestor Jacob who used this well to drink water out\nof.\n\n\n\nJesus once again began to tell her that he was not talking about physical drinking water. He was referring to spiritual drinking water. A water that never runs empty. Jesus told her that the water that he can give her is for eternal life. \n\n\n\nDid The Woman at the Well Understand What Jesus Was Talking About?\n\n\n\nThe woman\nstill wasn\u2019t understanding Jesus. She asked him to give her the water that he\nwas talking about. She thought that he\nhad some kind of never-ending waterspout that would just keep on giving her\nwater. She was not understanding what spiritual water was. \n\n\n\nShe told her\nto go and get her husband and then return to him. She told Jesus that she didn\u2019t have a\nhusband. Jesus said that to only give her a test. Jesus already knew that she had 5 ex husbands\nand the man that she was presently living with was not her husband. The woman\nwas shocked that Jesus knew that and acknowledged to him that he was a\nprophet. \n\n\n\nThe woman at\nthe well was trying to tell him that Jesus believed that people should worship\nin Jerusalem. Jesus went on to tell her that soon, it won\u2019t matter where you\nworship. Jesus went on explaining that\nsoon, people will worship God in spirit and in truth. Jesus further explained\nthat God is spirit and therefore, we must worship him in spirit and truth. \n\n\n\nThe Samaritan woman still didn\u2019t know that Jesus was the messiah. She said to him that soon the messiah would come to explain this to all people. However, Jesus informed her that he was the messiah that she was speaking of. \n\n\n\nDid The Woman at the Well Recognize Who Jesus Was?\n\n\n\nJesus and\nthe Woman at the well were talking about different types of water. Jesus knew her inside and out. However, this\nwoman didn\u2019t recognize Jesus. I think\nthat many of us don\u2019t recognize Jesus when he is speaking to us. Sometimes, what is obviously in front of you\nis not so easy to see. \n\n\n\nThe Samaritan\nwoman finally started to understand what Jesus was talking about. It is amazing\nthat we may not always see the \u201clight\u201d in which God is giving us. However, many\ntimes it takes us time to see all that God is trying to say to us. \n\n\n\nIt is amazing to me how the woman at the well and the apostles got a chance to have real conversations with Jesus. It must have been a profound experience. To hear him speak and to understand the love that he had for his people was amazing.\n\n\n\nWhat Does The Woman at the Well Teach Us?\n\n\n\nToday, the\nwoman at the well teaches us that we need to grow closer to Jesus through the \u201cliving\nwater\u201d that he can give to us. By committing your life to Jesus and being born\nagain, you can have this living water that Jesus spoke of. \n\n\n\nIn my own\nlife, I have seen changes when I gave myself to Christ. Being born again doesn\u2019t mean that you will\nbecome perfect. However, it is rather a moment in which we can \u201csee the light\u201d\nand grow on personal change. \n\n\n\nPersonal\nchange doesn\u2019t happen overnight. The Samaritan\nwoman at the well is a story about someone not understanding spiritual food and\nthen understanding it after it is explained to them. \n\n\n\nAs Christians, the Lord wants us to read his word because its our spiritual food. It will direct, lead and guide us to spiritual healing and growth. \n\n\n\nIf you are\nstruggling today with an area of your life where you feel struggled, its\nimportant to give it to the Lord Jesus Christ. Allow him to minister to your\nheart as he ministered to the woman at the well. In this way, you will be able\nto see that there is hope in your struggle. \n\n\n\nThe woman at the well story should remind us all that we don\u2019t always know what to expect in our spiritual relationship with Jesus. However, when we begin walking with Him, Jesus takes us to new levels. When we have seen the light, our soul becomes more at rest. \n\n\n\nIt\u2019s\nimportant to not focus on the negative actions that you lived in before you \u201csaw\nthe light\u201d, but rather know that you are a born again change in the\nprocess. Allow Jesus to walk you through\nhis will every step of the way. Don\u2019t follow\nthe ways of the flesh. Instead, give it all to Jesus and grow with him every single\nday. \n\n\n\nQuestions\nto Ask Yourself:\n\n\n\nHave You\nAccepted Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of Your Life?\n\n\n\nDo You\nUnderstand What Living Water Is?\n\n\n\nCan You Commit\nto Reading the Bible Every day to Learn More About the Living Water That Jesus\nCan Give to You?