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Mercy Saw A Samaritan Woman

Updated on August 17, 2010

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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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 7 years ago from Manila

      Hi fred allen it is nice to hear from you again. Your visit and comment is greatly appreciated. Sometimes, even I have no much burning passion for the lost, there are times I am just lukewarm towards the lost. But the Lord Jesus at all times had a burning zeal for the perishing sinners. We must pray that the same passion must be reflected in our hearts. Blessings to you and your family. Have a great day.

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      fred allen 7 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      Don't know how I missed this. I follow you closely. This just kinda slipped by temporarily. I love your conclusion. I often ask myself how much of a burning desire I have for the lost. If I wanted to sound spiritual I would say my desire is burning. If I want to tell the truth, my desire for the lost is at best lukewarm. Lord help me to see the burning desire You have for the lost and let me be consumed by that same desire.

      Thank you cristina for shining this light!

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 7 years ago from Manila

      Hi johnnynaakea it is nice to hear from you. Thank you for dropping by. Your comment is greatly appreciated. Yes Jesus has broken many barriers, he did not mind about his own reputation just to rescue a perishing sinner. Just like Jesus sometimes in our life we should not care so much about our reputation, we must be willing to break barriers in order to rescue a perishing soul.Sometimes we even have to leave our comfort zones to win souls for Jesus. Blessings to you and regards.

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 7 years ago from Manila

      Hi RevLady it is very encouraging to read your comment. Thank you for gracing this hub. Your comment is greatly appreciated. Yes I agree with you that mercy is one of the most needful virtue today in a christian. The mercy of Jesus to sinners must be reflected in our hearts. Blessings to you. Have a great day.

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 7 years ago from Manila

      Hi Dave it is nice to hear from you again. Thank you for dropping by and expressing your additional insight. Yes we must follow what the Samaritan woman dis that after receiving salvation and forgiveness from the Lord she went back to her own town and spread the word about Jesus. Remain blessed always. Regards.

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      johnnynaakea 7 years ago

      Hi Christina

      I once served as a summer missionary in Los Banos. It was wonderful. I miss eating buko pie. Ha! Yes, Jesus crossed many boundaries as he shared God's love. It's a great example for many of us as we deal with our own unspoken prejudices. Great article. Thank you.

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      RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      I think one of the important virtues we need today most of all is mercy. Thank you Cristina for sharing your thoughts on the mercy shown the Samaritan woman by Jesus. We too need to always extend mercy and forgiveness to our fellow man.

      Love and peace,

      Forever His,

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Ate Cristina: Repentance and forgiveness are the cornerstones of Christianity,presented in this story by Jesus the Forgiver Himself. We should also note that after her chance meeting with Our Lord, she returns to her village and spreads the word, exactly as we as Christians are expected to do too.

      Brother Dave.

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 7 years ago from Manila

      Hi samsons1 nice to hear from you. Thank you for gracing this hub. Your comment is greatly appreciated. In the day of judgement all secret things done by men will be finally expose to His light.Nothing escapes His infinite knowledge.God knows the deepest part of every human being existing on earth. Remain blessed always. Regards.

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 7 years ago from Manila

      Hi "Quill" it is nice to hear from you again. Thank you for dropping by. I am greatly encouraged by your comment. Truly the Lord Jesus is the greatest soulwinner and we must follow his heart for sinners. Remain blessed always and regards.

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      Sam 7 years ago from Tennessee

      voted up & beautiful! Just a reminder that as the Samaritan women found out, not even our most inward secrets are hidden from God. Truely a heartwarming hub.

      Blessings to you...

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      "Quill" 7 years ago

      I so love these verses and the teaching they have for us today, they are a blessing.

      Thank you for the reminder of what our forgiveness means to others.

      Blessings and Hugs


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