‘The woman said: I know that Messiah (called Christ) is coming. When He comes, He will explain everything to us. Then Jesus declared: I who speak to you am He…
Then leaving the water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people: Come and see a Man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ?’ (Jn 4:25-29)
She was a simple woman but she was waiting for a teacher who knows all things. She was like an illiterate woman, too poor to go to school, but desiring to be a student in the best university in the world.
She had big dreams. She desired to meet someone sent by God who will explain to her in simple words all that she could not understand. She wanted to submit and to believe in a Prophetic Royal Teacher. She needed answers to the tragedy of sin in her life.
Because of her hope of glory, the people around despised her and none was willing to waste time in teaching a woman like her. She had beautiful dreams as a little girl but life was not fair to her. She had to do things that now she hated. The candle of hope was all but quenched.
She tried to find a man who loves her, but the more she searched the less she found him. Until this hot day, surprised by the well…
Then Jesus looked in her eyes and introduced Himself. “I am He! I am the Messiah!” I am the One you are waiting for…the One who will explain to you everything…and help you live…”
Just imagine the moment: her very Hope…your dearest and best staring at you…face to face with the Messiah…not properly dressed…nowhere to hide…with an old, rusty bucket in her hand…she forgets all things and runs to tell others…’Can this be the Messiah?
What the philosophers could not accept; what the religion leaders could not believe; what King Herod and the high priest rejected…this woman receives as a gift of grace and mercy, from the Anointed One, the Christ!
‘If you knew the gift of God and who is He who asks you for a drink…’ (Jn 4:10)
O, the mystery of this godliness!