The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men, (John 4:28-30, NKJV).
Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?
A young woman-having come from an unbelievably sad and horrible background (which included two out-of-wedlock children by the time she was fifteen years old) sat in prison, awaiting trial for having murdered a social worker who had come to take away her baby, the only person from whom she ever felt any love.
Without mother, father, husband, any relative, or even a friend, she faced the forbidding future alone. Through the visits of a pastor, however, this hopeless young woman learned that – despite all the mistakes, despite the desperateness of the situation, and despite whatever loomed on the horizon – Christ loved and forgave her. No matter how society viewed this young girl, she knew, for herself, God’s eternal love. This social outcast discovered meaning and purpose in her Lord, whose love and acceptance transcended all societal norms and mores, even the good ones.