Do you ever feel like you’ve messed up your life, like you’re too far gone for any hope of redemption? Have others confirmed that about you in the way they treat you? What if I told you it was never too late, and no matter what you’ve done, God loves you and wants to give you a new life? Today we look at the Woman at the Well, a sinful outcast who became a female evangelist.
If the people of Sychar had ever voted for Least Likely to Succeed, this woman could have won the vote. She had spent her entire life searching for love in all the wrong places. At some point she gave up and decided to settle with an extramarital affair, but it only left her an outcast, forced to live in the shadows and draw her water during the heat of the day so as not to encounter the gossip and hatred of the other women.
Jesus knew who she was. He knew she would be coming to the well that day. He knew that sinful as she was, she was worth saving.
Why her? He saw past her hardened exterior. He saw a woman hurting and seeking. He knew that she was ripe for redemption. He also knew that she would be a witness for Him. Once she met Him, she was forever changed. She was no longer the woman she had been. She couldn’t wait to share the good news with those around her. When others saw her changed, it gave them hope that if Jesus loved and forgave her, He could love and forgive them as well.
All God's Women is a Bible study podcast where we journey through the Bible one woman at a time. If you enjoy learning about women in the Bible, tune in each week to learn about a different Bible woman.
Host Sharon Wilharm is a Christian speaker, female filmmaker, and women's ministry leader. Check out her movies available Amazon Prime, TubiTV, and other online streaming platforms. To learn more about Sharon and her movies, visit her website.