I love the story of Jacob’s Well and The Samaritan Woman. God has led me to four Bible studies this past year where we talked about the Samaritan woman, so I guess there must be more to learn. The last time I wrote about Sam, as we called her in one study, was last October from a whole different perspective.
The significance of Jacob’s well and Sammie, as Pastor Gray calls her in Limitless Life, was that this meeting place gave Jesus a much needed break on this long trip, and the opportunity to show her that He was the Messiah. Sammie had been divorced five times and was living with a man in sin at that time. She was considered “damaged goods”, but when she left the well that day Derwin Gray tells us that she was a “future trophy of grace”.
Jesus asked Sammie for a drink that day which was frowned upon. He was a Jew and she was a Samaritan, and it was not considered clean to drink from their cups, or to even go through their town, and a Jewish Rabbi did not talk to women. So why did Jesus take this long detour? How did He know Sammie would be there in the hottest part of the day?
Read the rest of the story at Blogger Loves the King.
I was one of those working moms, and now that I am retired and substitute teach, I have lots of time to spend in the Word and Bible studies. I can’t get enough.