Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.” “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
The thing that gets me about this story is always how intentional Jesus is about going to the marginalized. From a social perspective, this woman was the least of the least and yet Jesus makes it a point to meet her where she's at.
With Jesus, those who are peripheral to society become central in His kingdom. Immediately what stood out to me as well. The gospel is meant to bring dignity to all people.
And for believers and unbelievers alike, it should be comforting to know that despite our sin, Jesus still comes to us. This woman hadn't been following her Bible reading plan or been to every Dinner Party. She was living with a dude who wasn't her husband, yet Jesus pursued her.
I’m always fascinated by how common the theme of Jesus pursuing us is, throughout the Gospel account. I find comfort in this as well.