The Woman at the Well Lent 3
Jesus said to the Samaritan woman “Give me a drink” John 4 5-42.
It jars, the forthright way he demands water, but this strong
woman takes him on. She parries with him, crossing bound-
aries of race and sex. They dance between the practicalities
of drawing water from the well and the joy of sourcing
the wellspring from within. She sighs, “Sir, give me
that water always”. Prising open her life in the clear
light of day she finds she’s fully known by him;
The living water flows from deep within.
Leaving her jug, she turns and runs
Telling all that she has found Him.
She is the first evangelist and
Mary of Bethany and
will become her sisters in proclaiming
him Messiah, the long awaited Christ.