They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”
Back in biblical times people went to the well to retrieve water early in the morning or late in the day to avoid the heat of the day. This Samaritan woman knew that if she were to go to the well in the busy part of the day, she would be talked about and ridiculed by the others because they knew what type of lifestyle she had been living. She wanted to avoid the other women, she was enslaved to her sin.
Jesus went to this woman telling her everything he knew about her. He told her that she had 5 husbands and the man she was with at the moment was not her husband. She was amazed that this man knew all of her most deepest, darkest secrets. Jesus told her that this sinful life will not satisfy her, only He can give her the living water she is thirsting for. Jesus is the only one who can get into her most delicate wounds to heal them. He does not come to condemn the world, but to give us everlasting freedom and life!
After her encounter with Jesus at the well, she ran into town telling everyone about what Jesus had done for her. That is what we are to do. We are to tell others our testimony of what The Lord has done for us. Especially in our darkest hour; when we are weak, He is strong. Jesus meets us in our mess. We all have been the woman at the well; different problem, but the same problem solver. The world does not satisfy us, only Jesus can do that.
We all have had "the well" moment. Tell someone your "well" moment today, you just never know what they are suffering in secrecy from at that moment. You never know, their "well" moment may be right around the corner.