So He arrived at a Samaritan town called Sychar, near the tract of land that Jacob gave to his son Joseph; and Jacob’s well was there. So Jesus, tired as He was from His journey, sat down by the well. It was then about the sixth hour noon. Then a woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink”
Observe first that Jesus strategically positioned Himself at the very place the Samaritan Woman was headed for. We know from His explanation to the disciples later that this was certainly part of His mission (v34).
Unbeknown to her, the woman was set up for a divine encounter. The grace of God found her just as she was. She was destined for something greater than her personal ambition or background. May divine favour likewise locate you this Year and beyond!
Secondly, as soon as the woman arrived, Jesus did not waste time. He immediately started a conversation that would eventually lead to her salvation. There was no question about who Jesus was talking to here–for it was an audience of one!
Beloved, sometimes we hide behind numbers and crowds. In such cases we can easily deflect responsibility. Your days of “hide and seek” are over! God in His grace is in the business of scheduling personal encounters by His Spirit with His precious children.
Don’t panic this season when the Holy Spirit confronts your issues up close and personal, live and direct. Often He uses the medium of dreams to confront us. Often He will convict us within the quietness of our hearts. Often He anoints His servants to bring a word in season. Whatever route He employs, let us heed the call.