About the Image:
The story of Christ and the Woman of Samaria at the Well is found in the Gospel of John, chapter 4, verses 4-42. Jesus was traveling through Samaria on His way to Galilee when He stopped at a well in the town of Sychar. While His disciples were in town buying food, Jesus encountered a Samaritan woman coming to draw water from the well. He asked her for a drink, and their conversation took off from there.
The story is significant for several reasons:
- It shows Jesus' love for the world, as He engages with a woman who is of low standing in society due to her gender, race, and marital status.
- It reveals the truth that the satisfaction we desire can only be filled by a Messiah who speaks in spirit and truth.
- It demonstrates how Jesus was rejected by His own people, as the woman was a Samaritan.
- It highlights the power of testimony, as the woman's testimony convinced an entire town to believe in Jesus.
The story has been depicted in various forms of art, including Guercino's painting "Christ and the Woman of Samaria at the Well".