Jesus was passing through Samaria and had a divine appointment
with a woman at a well. 

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So Jesus, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. John 4:6

Jesus waits for her.

He knew she would come.

It was about 6:00 in the evening.

There came a woman of Samaria to draw water, John 4:7

Women generally came in groups to collect water, either earlier or later in the day to avoid the sun’s heat. The well had social and practical implications. If the Samaritan woman was alone {which Scripture indicates} she could be avoiding the other women possibly indicating her public shame.

Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. John 4:7-8

The woman must have been shocked to not only find a man at the well ~~ but

he spoke directly to her in public

he didn’t avoid her

he broke a rigid social custom by speaking to a woman, AND

departed from the social animosity of Jews having anything to do with an outcast,

a Samaritan.

This was not a chance meeting nor a coincidence.

Jesus was scheduled to meet her in between baptisms in Judea and healing a Nobleman’s son in Capernaum. She was on his to-do list.

In the midst of the Samaritan woman’s daily tasks. Jesus met her.

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