Jn.4:23,24 – But a time is coming, and even now has arrived, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

If you read the story of the woman at the well closely you will have to come to some amazing conclusions. She was obviously ashamed of her life and her failed marriages and the disappointments and rumors had swallowed her life up into a deep depression. She tried to cloak her misery when talking to Jesus by engaging in a discussion about the proper place and way to worship God. Jesus took the moment to go to the very heart of the matter, God is a Spirit, worship comes by the Spirit and from the heart. The only way to become a worshipper is to come to Him and drink deeply from the well of Living Water. Apparently this sad woman got it, she told everyone she knew about Jesus. She obviously became one of the worshippers the Lord was looking for. Here is how Brian Simmons describes this woman’s story.

“Although unnamed in the biblical account, church tradition identifies the Samaritan woman to be Photini. An internet search of her name will yield many interesting stories about her post-conversion ministry, including her being named as an “apostle” of Jesus and her eventual martyrdom. Regardless of the validity of the extra biblical references, she will go down in history as the first New Testament evangelist to win a city to Christ. God is faithful to use anyone to reach others when we are honest to tell others that Jesus knows everything we’ve ever done and still loves us.”

The Lord is still searching everywhere to find worshippers. He often finds them in the strangest places. I remember hearing my friend Steve Solomon tell his story about how he became a worshipper. He was playing music in a rock band at a bar. Jesus came to him at that bar and told him, “What you are doing is not good. Come follow me”. That was it, a bar room rocker became a worshipper that night. Just like the woman at the well, Steve Solomon found something real at the bar that night, he spent the rest of his life telling anyone that would listen that Jesus was worthy of our worship. What is your story? Maybe He wants to turn your sad song into songs of worship filled with joy.


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