by Duane Bemis

She Has No Recorded Name in Scriptures
Duane Bemis

Here we are once again; are you ready to look into the scriptures and let Jesus speak to your heart? My heartfelt desire is that you see the truths that are hidden within the words and questions of this very ordinary woman of sin. Let us pray together that God will be glorified and that each of our hearts will be touched and changed for the better. Let us pray that we can learn how to be more Christlike in our everyday dealings with people. Right now let us bow are hearts in humbleness and let us pray to our Lord God Almighty.

"Father, open the eyes of our hearts to see Your truth found in the words of this gospel. Come, Lord Jesus, and touch me with Your love, grace, and tender mercy as You did this no-name woman found at the well of Jacob."

Listen to the words found in John 4:5-6

So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

I did some research about the Lord's travels in those days and I figure that Jesus went out of his way to go to Samaria. By my best estimate Jesus went 20 to 30 miles out of his way to talk to this woman at the well. For a moment, think of how far Jesus has come to find you. He found me in Spokane, Washington, inside a Volkswagen bus. Where did he find you?

The hour that this encounter is taking place is also significant. The hour, according to scripture, is the sixth hour, meaning it was about noon. Now, according to theologians, the women of the city went to get water in the cool morning. So we must ask why this no-name woman is at the well in the afternoon. Many religious scholars say that she is there because of her checkered past. She went to get water when it was safe and no other women would ...

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