On day when the disciples had gone to town to buy some food, Jesus being weary sat by a well in the middle of the day. He was waiting for a Samaritan woman who was a sinner. When she arrived and was greeted by Jesus, the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that you, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman? For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans?” Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” John 4:6-10
Here is a Samaritan woman from the wrong culture, the wrong side of the tracks, definitely the wrong lifestyle and she is a woman! She was the wrong gender to think that she could ever know God for herself. She was out of covenant, out of style and out of favor, but Jesus was waiting for her. Jesus is waiting for us; He is waiting for you. We are never too far out, too far wrong or too far gone. And this is what He says to you “If you knew me you would ask me … for living water of the Spirit and I would give it.”
If we knew Jesus we would ask….
If we know His heart; had a true understanding of His heart and love for you, His willingness, you would ask! If you knew his heart toward you the first thing you’d do is ask, because he’s toward you, he’s waiting for you there at the well. And he would do it too, he would give a spring that bubbles up to eternal life.
Friend, He wants to activate that spring within us, more than we do! The springing up of the Spirit of God in every person’s life and the reality of hearing his Spirit directly communicating with us is actually what both Him and us both want.
There were two people at the well that were satisfied that day.