I have found the one my soul loves.
(Song of Solomon 3:4)
When you’re single (never been married), your family and friends follow you closely on social media nowadays, waiting for the day you announce that you’ve found “the one.” They’re all interested to find out just who that special one is. But if you’ve been in numerous relationships and have been married more than once, people will not believe when you tell them you’ve found the one. Such was the case of the Samaritan woman we read about in John chapter 4. She had been married five times and was living with a common-law partner. So when she met Jesus, the One who would forever quench her thirst for true love, and ran to tell everyone in town, they had to look into the matter themselves, which I’m glad they did. Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people:
“Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” They came out of the town and made their way toward him…Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many more became believers. They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.” (vv.28-30, 39-43)
We’re very critical of the Samaritan woman, but if it weren’t for her testimony, I don’t think the Samaritans would have met Jesus themselves. Jesus deliberately met her by the well that day not only to transform her life, but the lives of many in her town. How about you, have you found the One?