“…Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.” John 4:6-9
The disciples left him by the well. It seems unusual that they should all leave him there.
After a long journey they may have been looking for a break, or they may not have felt safe, going into a Samaritan town.
Whatever the reason, Jesus was alone when she came to the well.
It is a strategic moment in God’s plan for this solitary Samaritan woman.
She must have felt uneasy when she saw him sitting there alone.
Not knowing what to expect, her approach may have been cautious.
“Will you give me a drink?” His request broke the tension and opened the door for a move of God.
He could have asked the Father for water; the angels would have brought it to him.
He chose to ask the woman.
His request gave her status; here was something she could say, "Yes," or "No," to.
For a brief moment she had authority.
Jesus waited for her decision.
Seizing the opportunity she began a conversation with him .
The conversation turned into revelation, and the revelation became the door to her redemption.
Here by a well, on a hot day, the last thing she expected was an encounter with the Messiah.
We do not know if she gave him water, but we do know that he gave her life.