We are the woman at the well. We need Jesus more than we realize.
The Samaritan woman came to the well seeking water – a rather basic need. She thought she needed water to quench her thirst. On her journey, she met Jesus and received His presence instead. Jesus convinces her that what she really needs is His living water.
This woman is broken. She’s been living in adultery and she’s a Samaritan who is shunned by society. Jesus doesn’t judge her, but instead addresses what could very well be the root cause of her behavior: her need for Him to fill her up - a deeper conversion.
At first the woman was confused. She questioned it, but then later accepted it. Her life was changed, and she went and proclaimed her experience to others.
Like the woman, we are confronted with Jesus at the well. We sin and we are broken. We go looking for what we think will quench our inner thirst and hunger. We question whether what He offers is real. We question His love for us.
He is patient with us as He stands at the well with mercy and another alternative: His living water. If we let it fill us up, it will change and transform us into disciples.