The Woman At The Well by Digital Ink on SendMe Radio
The woman at the well in the Bible is was affectionately called the Samaritan Woman. She was from the town of Sychar, which was located near the well where Jesus had a conversation with her. This encounter is recorded in the New Testament, in the book of John, chapter 4.
The story of the woman at the well is considered a significant event in the Bible as it shows Jesus reaching out to a woman who was considered an outcast by her community. Through his conversation with her, he demonstrates his compassion and understanding, and as a result, she becomes a witness to his teachings and spreads the word about him in her town.
In John 4, Jesus meets the Samaritan woman at a well in the town of Sychar. After asking her for a drink of water, he says to 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" (John 4:10).
The woman is confused and asks Jesus what he means by "living water." Jesus then explains to her that whoever drinks from the water he gives will never thirst again, because the water will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life. The woman then expresses her desire to drink from this water, and Jesus says to her, "Go, call your husband and come back" (John 4:16).
The woman responds by admitting that she does not have a husband, and Jesus says to her, "You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband" (John 4:17-18). This statement shocks the woman, and she realizes that Jesus is a prophet.
After this encounter, the woman leaves her water jar and goe