“Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?”
The Samaritan woman knew she was broken and her life was in shambles. Nobody needed to remind her of her condition and treat her as an outcast like most people tend to treat others. She had been married five times and was currently living with a man she was not married to. Unlike mankind, Jesus Christ was not concerned with the externals because He knew the root of her problem ran much deeper. Really, He did not even want her water. Jesus simply wanted her. He wanted to meet her as she was so she could meet Him as her Savior, deal with her internal problem of sin, give her His Living Water, and save her thirsty soul. Where so many offered her criticism and condemnation, Jesus wanted to offer her Forgiveness and Salvation.
Jesus had to draw the sin out of her through confession before she could draw out of the well that contained the Living Water that would spring her upward into Everlasting Life. This was not done in a negative, condemning fashion, but for her to acknowledge her sin so Jesus could deliver her from sin. It took the Light of Christ to lead her out of the darkness of sin and into His Marvelous Light of Salvation. When she finally met Jesus as The Christ, she instantly realized how vulnerable and lost in life she was without Him. Upon confession, she turned away from sin and toward Jesus. Once she turned to Jesus, she was forgiven, she was saved, and instantly became a God-called Preacher.
This woman did not keep the Living Waters she received all to herself. She wanted to put her new gift and revelations of Jesus Christ into action for the sake of others. She left her old self at the well and her lifeless water pot behind for a new life of evangelism as she ran to tell everyone, “Come, see a man.” She was willing to tell the world around her about the water Jesus Christ had to offer and brought loads of people to draw from the source of life at the Well of Salvation she had just received. Many more Samaritans were saved because of her testimony of what Christ had done for her.
Notice it was not judgement, harsh opinions, religious background, or where she was from that saved her. It was her encounter with Jesus Christ at Jacob’s Well that saved her. Jesus met her where she was, as she was, and lead her into the Marvelous Light of Salvation that only the Gospel can bring.
Let this be a lesson to us. The lost, broken, and fallen do not need our judgement, opinions, or pushing. They need Jesus. We should act as the woman at the well and lead others to Christ by sharing the Gospel with them. We should always be willing to share our testimony by letting others know that what Jesus did for us He wishes to do for them. We are to lovingly guide people to the well of Salvation, not push them into it. Jesus is waiting at the well. It is up to us to lead thirsty souls to Him so they may drink of the Living Waters that can satisfy them today and truly change their world for eternity.