John 4:39- And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.
The woman at the well!
Her name was not given and I believe it was not given so that anyone who is seeking water that will cause them to thirst again can place their name in the place of this “unknown woman.”
We all know the story of the woman at the well who went to draw water at midday.
Her visit that day was different than every other day she had gone before.
This day as the woman went to draw water from the well, she met an unexpected visitor name "Jesus".
This woman did not know Jesus would be there, but Jesus knew she would be there for He said to His disciples as they were leaving Judea and on their way again to Galilee, "I must needs to go through Samaria."
Jesus knew that this woman needed to be delivered and set free from sin. He also knew that she would be a "testament" to those who knew her. The transforming power of Jesus after His encounter with her at the well that day would prove to them that He has come and is come to save all who are willing and wanting to be set free. Therefore, He "must needs go though Samaria".
Having arrived at what was known as "Jacob's well", the purpose for Jesus going there was set into motion. The disciples were sent away to buy meat while Jesus sat and wait for the "Samaritian woman" who He knew would be arriving soon to draw water, so she thought.
Having arrived and sitting upon the well where this woman comes to draw water, the conversation that will initiate the transformation process from "sin to salvation" has begun by Jesus simply asking her for a "drink".
The conversation goes back and forth between Jesus and this woman in vs#9-16 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. 10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. 11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? 12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? 13 Jesus answered and said unto her,Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. 15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
After having asked Jesus to give her this "Water" that will cause her to never thirst again, Jesus begin to make her aware that even as an unexpected visitor to her at the well this day, He knew all about her.
Jesus tells her to go get her husband and she replies" I do not have a husband and Jesus said you have had 5 and the one you are with now is not your husband. This women now perceives that Jesus is a "Prophet".
Having declared that her forefathers worshiped on that mountain, Jesus said unto her, "woman, believe me, the hour cometh when ye shall neither worship on this mount nor in Jerusalem.
The time has come now where God is seeking true worshipers. God is a "Spirit" and those that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Transformed by an unexpected visitor named Jesus is where Jesus is headed in this text with this unidentified woman.
Having confessed Jesus as a "Prophet" but not fully realizing what she had said concerning Him, she says to Jesus, in vs#25-I know that the Messiah cometh, which is called Christ and when He comes, he will tell us all things. Jesus says unto her "I am He".
Jesus "must needs to go through Samaria" that day. There was a woman sick and bound by sin who Jesus knew needed to be delivered and set free.
This woman at the well met an unexpected visitor named Jesus and her life was never the same.
Having met the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ through an unexpected encounter at a well in Samaria, a place where Jews would not go, in the heat of the day at noon, this woman encounters Jesus and her life is no longer the same.
By faith this woman believed that Jesus was the "Messiah" that was to come for after having this unexpected encounter with Jesus, which transformed her entire life, she ran back into the city of Samaria, this time as an Evangelist of the Gospel, declaring to the people "come see a man who told me about everything I ever did".
The fruit from this unexpected transformation by Jesus’ encounter with this woman at the well was that not only did this woman got saved from the penalty of sin and death, but she went out and brought others to Him also. She wanted to see those she loved and cared about saved.
What is your witness saying to others? Has it convinced others that Jesus is real? Has your transformed life convinced them that He is the Messiah? The one who is also able to tell them about everything they have done and save them?
What is your witness saying to others about Jesus?
Scripture declares in vs#39-And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on Him for the saying of the woman which testified "He told me everything I ever did"!
Oh, the power of Jesus to save all who are willing to come to Him! I do not care if you even describe yourself as the Apostle Paul once described himself prior to salvation as "the chief of sinners", Jesus is able to save you.
Do you stand in need on today of being transformed by this unexpected visitor named "Jesus"? One whom you have never known for the pardon of your sins? If you answered yes, He bids you to come to Him on today.
There is a song that the saints of old used to sing when I was a young girl growing up in Royal Missionary Baptist Church that goes like this "come to Jesus, come to Jesus, come to Jesus just now. Come to Jesus just now. Only trust Him just now, He is able just now, just now, He will save you just now.
Transformed by an unexpected visitor named Jesus. Does this describe your life? Have you been transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit?
Now is the acceptable time. Now is the day of salvation. If you hear God’s voice, harden not your hearts.
Jesus has the power to transform your life. Do you believe that? If you do, act upon it by calling on Him. Those that call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for being our Savior and our Redeemer.