She is described only as ‘The Woman at the Well’. She turns up alone, carrying only an empty jar. To tell you the truth, this ‘watering hole’ was the last place she wanted to be. She was emotionally drained and just couldn’t endure anymore mockery, disapproval, or contempt. Nevertheless, the well had its advantages; here she could not only drink, but she could also think. As she reflected on her life, this ‘nameless woman’ suddenly realises that she has no rank; no status; no reputation; no character; no integrity; no friends; no children; and certainly, no husband. Scripture typecasts her as a Samaritan, a race of people that were despised by the Jews. As for her, she was seen as immoral by her own people because she was living with her sixth man, yet remained unmarried. Thus, she was the lowest of the low.
Despite all of this, she is depicted as a very extraordinary woman. Why? Because she is the narrative… the story of every woman who ever existed. Have you ever felt alone?