The Woman at the Well


Written by Jennifer T.


(Read John 4:5-26)


As I was reading this chapter recently, several truths were brought to my mind.


1. What seems impossible to our human eyes, is completely possible with God.—When Jesus told the woman she should be asking Him for water instead of the other way around, she thought it was something He could not accomplish.


2. She only saw what He didn’t have.—He had nothing to draw water with and the well was deep. Do you have a deep well in your life right now? That deep well reminded me of tough problems that I go through.


3. She didn’t see that He was offering her more than what she could even imagine asking for.—He wasn’t just offering her earthly water to quench her thirst but Living Water and Eternal Life. Something she didn’t even know existed.


This was my take-away from all of that. God can take my problems and give me answers that I’m not even seeking; better things than I even knew I needed. As a human I look at the issues (deep wells) and I see what can’t be done. But I must remember that God can do all things. It didn’t matter that Jesus didn’t have a bucket to draw water. He didn’t need one because He wasn’t giving the answer the woman was seeking. He was giving more. He was giving LIFE. She didn’t know she needed it, but He was giving it.


I think this is why it’s so important to remember that the Holy Spirit can pray for us. Many times I have said, “I don’t even know what to pray” and at that moment God says, “You don’t have to.” The Spirit intercedes for me and He knows exactly what to utter on my behalf. He knows the things I need that I didn’t even know about. Romans 8:26 says, “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”


The next time you’re looking at a “deep well” and you don’t see a bucket for Jesus to use to help you. Remember, He doesn’t need one.

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