Mercy Saw A Samaritan Woman
Mercy Saw A Samaritan Woman
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. “
“Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again., but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst.. Indeed , the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
John 4 :10, 13-14
It was another ordinary day in the life of a Samaritan woman. It was about noontime when she decided to get water from Jacob’s well. Upon reaching the well she was surprised when a Jewish man talk to her asking for water. For her it was a very strange act for the Jewish people do not deal with the Samaritans.
The Jewish man who is Jesus started talking about the “living water.” According to him, the one who drinks water from the well will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water He gives will never thirst.
There are two kinds of water presented here. First the water in the well which represents the things the world could offer. The things the world could offer such as wealth, power, position, possession, sex, entertainment, etc. will never really satisfy man’s greatest need which is salvation and eternal life. The other water, the “living water” represents Jesus and the Kingdom of God. This is the one that will truly satisfy man.
The Samaritan woman became so much eager to possess the “living water” introduced by Jesus, But Jesus asked her first to call her husband. She replied that she had no husband but Jesus exposed her past life, that she have had five husbands already and she was presently living in with a man who is not her husband.
Jesus asked the Samaritan woman to call her husband to lead her to true repentance that she will be able to receive the “living water” which represents Jesus and the Kingdom of God. In order to receive the Kingdom of God in our heart we must first surrender all our sins to God.
It is not by chance that Jesus and the Samaritan woman met by Jacob’s well. Jesus set aside this day to rescue a poor soul sunken deeply in immorality. The Samaritan woman in quest for true happiness resorted to relationships after relationships with men but never find true satisfaction. Jesus breaking all barriers, may it be gender or racial, reached out to rescue the Samaritan woman from life of immorality and futility.
As Christians we have to follow Christ’s burning zeal to rescue perishing sinners. We have to break barriers and walls in order to be able to penetrate into the lives of some poor souls deeply sunken in sins.
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