The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,
Come, see a Man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
Then they went out of the city, and came unto Him.
Once again, we hear the words Come and see! This time, they were spoken by a woman who had lived a life that made her unwelcome with the “decent” people of the city. She didn’t let that stop her, though, once she understood Who Jesus was. She left her water pot, went back to town, and told everyone she saw about the Man Who told her all about herself. She asked, “Isn’t this the Christ?”
I love the artist’s portrayal of the Samaritans who followed the woman back to the well. You can see the skepticism on their faces, in their posture. But they came, and the Gospel was spread.
Did all of them believe in Him, right then and there? Probably not, but later, when the disciples began to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, many Samaritans did come to Christ. The woman at the well sowed the seed. We more about her later in this chapter, but my understanding is that she changed, gave her life to Christ, continued to talk about Him. Her life was transformed by her meeting with Jesus, the Living Water, at Jacob’s Well.
I wonder how many people today stand with their arms crossed and skepticism on their faces when they hear the gospel for the first time. I wonder how many of them remain skeptical as they watch the lives of confessed believers who do not behave godly in Christ Jesus.