Searching for Love
Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’ 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.” (John 4:17-18)
One day Lord Jesus was going from Judea to Galilee. He made it a point to pass through Samaria. On His journey He came to a city of Samaria called Sychar. There, a Samaritan woman (we will never know her name) came to draw water at the well at noon time.
Back then, women usually came to draw water from when it was cooler. This woman probably well aware of her tarnished reputation, deliberately chose the least popular time of day to draw water, careful to avoid the whispers, jeers and clear disgust of her "neighbors." What a sad way to have to go through life.
There were already six men who came into her life but they could not give her what she wanted - love. It could be that they just abused her and left her. The most interesting thing was that Lord Jesus was the seventh person to come into her life.
Jesus was the perfect man. He did not want to use her for any selfish motives. His love was pure and holy. This was the love that she was looking for. She was tired of the false love that other men gave her. After she received the love of Jesus, she could face society and speak about what He had done for her. When you become a friend of Jesus, you will experience this true love that others cannot give.
A young girl wrote to me saying that her lover for many years had ditched her and now all she could think of was suicide. Many think that if they can only get married, it would solve most of their problems. Marriage is not a cure at all. I also often hear couples who are married saying wish they were single. Neither is that a solution.
If you can find fulfillment now, you will surely find fulfillment as a married person. This fulfillment is only found in Jesus. The Samaritan found her fulfillment in Jesus and so we remember this dear woman to this very day. It’s your turn now.