Sunday, March 19
John 4:5-42 • Jesus and the woman of Samaria

Jesus travels through Samaria, a place most Jewish people would’ve avoided, and stopping at a well at mid-day, a time most Jewish people would’ve avoided, meets a woman. By nationality, gender and marital status, she is an outsider to society and to many, a person of low worth. We are not even told her name.

Yet Jesus spends quite some time with her. They speak of the water at the well and of living water, of the truth of her life and the truth of worshiping God in spirit and truth. She bares her soul to him, and he reveals his identity to her.

This interaction is so extraordinary that it sends the woman forth saying, “Come and see,” and many Samaritans believe.