(John 4:27-30, 39-45)
In the last post we looked at the conversation between Jesus and the woman at the well. We saw the interactions between them and there were lessons that are useful to understand today coming from that discussion. As we continue to look at this situation there is still more to be understood. So now we will pick up from when the disciples returned and when the woman left them to return into the town.
The Woman’s Joy
When the disciples returned they were amazed at the conversation going on between Jesus and the woman. They probably suffered the same prejudices of the Jews at that time who did not have anything to do with Samaritans, and that may have added to their surprise. However they did not say anything or interrupt but just looked on.
The woman though had discovered the Messiah. She knew he was to come for she said as much, and when Jesus told her that He was the Messiah or the Christ, she must have been amazed and ecstatic with joy.
This is the second article in a two part series written by John over at The Bible As I See It. If you missed part one, you can find it here. We can indeed learn much from the woman at the well and her interaction with Jesus. We can also learn more from her interaction with her people and what happened when she went back to them after speaking with Jesus.
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