Sometimes we can’t help our failed efforts when it comes to the love that we chose, the lady at the well was a victim to pain. She had 5 husbands. Why, because she didn’t know any better.
“For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.”2 Corinthians 5:4
Christ gave her knowledge and vision. He gave her the understanding that those things shouldn’t be apart of who she is, that she was undeniably loved. She was then able to see with complete certainty the power of Jesus, and that what he had to offer her was the only way to live.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”2 Corinthians 5:17
The Lady At The Well, an extremely intelligent woman drowning in her pain so much so that when Jesus pursued her she was angry just for the pure fact that a man was asking anything of her, or how he even had the nerve to approach her at all.
“Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:”Ephesians 4:18
I can totally relate to her reaction! When you are hurt so badly in your life that you only have anger left. I can totally relate to her being saved and ministering his word, she never wanted to be hurt so badly! She found healing, so of course, she would try to heal others as she was healed. She didn’t deserve it, and neither did they. She knew that if she could feel loved through all that she had been through, everyone deserved that opportunity. She traveled the land to save the people from their darkness as she was saved.
“Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.”Romans 1:10-12