Woman at the Well
I heard a story from the Bible when I was just a little girl, about a broken-hearted woman who met the Saviour of the world. I thought it was just another story, one that the preacher man would read; but as I’m sittin’ here at home, drinkin' red wine all alone, I think that woman might be me ... ‘cause tonight I feel just like the woman at the well, wondering how someone could Love me when I can’t love myself. But Jesus wants me as I am and that sounds crazy! I guess maybe that’s why His grace is so amazing!
John 4:5-15 – “Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. 7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. 8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) 9 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. 10 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. 11 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? 12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? 13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14 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. 15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.” Read entire story here Read biblical explanation of story below.
Staring at that empty bottle, I swear I caught a glimpse of Him. He met me right there at the bottom; He turned that wine to Living Water and taught me how to Love again! It’s no longer just a story when I read it, ‘cause I’ve seen it for myself and I believe it! Just like the story from the Bible I heard when I was just a girl, I'm the broken-hearted woman who met the Saviour of the world!
Artist: Olivia Lane
Writers: Jesse Reeves, Olivia Lane, Steve Fee