John 4:9 “The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, ‘You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?'”
Everything Jesus did always had a purpose. He told His disciples He had to go to Samaria, which was unheard of for Jews because they looked down on that race of people. And He made sure to be at the well by noontime, which was also strange because no one goes to the well to get water at that time, it was too hot. But He had a divine appointment. A woman came and He asked for water… did he really want water? Or was this a set up? He asked for water, yet a little while later He says in verses 13-14 “Anyone who drinks this water will soon be thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again…” He went there to talk to a Samaritan woman, someone considered an outcast. She was a woman (considered inferior gender), a Samaritan (inferior race), and she already had 5 husbands and was now living an immoral lifestyle. Why would a respectable Jewish spiritual Man want to have anything to do with a reject? Why would the Son of God want to reach out to someone no one wants to associate with?
There are many people in this world who think God will never accept them nor will want to have anything to do with them. But in this story, He is saying: it doesn’t matter what you think you are, or how far you’ve gone,I want to reach out to you. I want to give you what you will never find in this world. I want to give you what will bring a sense of fulfillment and completion and peace. I want to give you something that is not dependent on anything outside of you but comes from within. I want to give you something that will change your life forever, everyone around you will be amazed! – do YOU want that?
“When I think of who I am and what I’ve been through, I can’t think of a reason why You’d want me; but You do! Why would You love someone like me? But You do! It amazes me to realize You went through so much suffering just to make a way for me to get to You and become part of Your family. Continue to change me, my heart, my thoughts, my life; let Jesus become more real to me so that He is what I reflect. Erase the doubts, heal the issues, make me whole, Abba. In Jesus’ Name I pray, amen.”