There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. John 4:7-9
Today the Samaritan woman was about to have an encounter that would change her life, and many more in Samaria. Jesus being on a long journey stopped to have a drink of water, but Jesus knew he specifically stopped at the well to talk to the Samaritan woman, more notably he sent his disciples away so he could have a conversation that wouldn’t be distracted
The Samaritan woman was surprised at first that Jesus would even acknowledge her, She was a Samaritan and Jesus was a Jew, the culture at that time was for Jews not to associate with Samaritans, as they were half bred Jews.
Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? John 4:10-12
Just like when Jesus talked with Nicodemus and revealed spiritual things to him, he perceived them as natural things, the woman at the well made the same mistake. Jesus revealed to her that he had “Living Water” to offer, and anyone who drinks from this water will never thirst again
The woman perceived this as natural water, however things were starting to click in her mind , as she asked Jesus if he was greater than Jacob? As we know Jacob is one of the patriarchs of Israel, therefore she must be thinking Jesus is a prophet from God
Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. John 4:13-15
Jesus reveals this Living Water leads to eternal life. The Samaritan woman is now understanding Jesus is not talking about natural water but the Holy Spirit. The woman asks Jesus to give her some of this water!
Have you asked Jesus for the Living Water? Have you come to the well to meet Christ? Jesus says anyone who drinks for this water, will never thirst again! Are you thirsty for God?