The woman left her water jar and went into the town and said to the people, Come see a man who told me everything I have done. Could he possibly be the Messiah? John 4:28-29
She left her water jar.
This was her only purpose before Jesus met up with her and spoke with her. To fetch water when no one was near the well. When everyone might be having their lunch at their homes, she sneaked to the well. Water was there. The living water was there. Jesus talked about her. Jesus talked about himself. He quenched her thirst, not of her body but of her soul. Thus she forgot about her water jar just as she forgot about her past, about her sin. And know only one thing — knowing the Messiah who took her time and who gave her, her new life.
She was lifted.
No friend to come with her to the well. No husband to hold her hands or hold her jar. At noontime, she was getting water, she is making sure she is not getting attention. She is wrong. Jesus’ attention is on her. He knows her. He knows her dirt, her sins. In spite of, he speaks with her, let her know him. Let her have time with the Messiah whose itinerary is fully booked. Don’t underestimate her minutes with Jesus, for this moments gave her the lift from playing hide and seek. She went into the town and exposed herself to the folks saying, “Come see a man who told me everything I have done. Could he possibly be the Messiah?” From keeping herself out of the crowd, she goes to the crowd. From living in the shadows, she emerged to the light.
Jesus knows your past and he urge you to leave your sins. Leave behind your old self. Leave matters that doesn’t satisfy your thirst. Drink from God’s well. Feast on his feast. Come out from hiding. Come to the Son. Exist for a new purpose. Live a new life. Know Jesus and make him known. Love him and make him loved.
Have you met Jesus? Leave your water jar and be lifted.