Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well by his design and appointment. She didn't know she was about to meet the Messiah but recognized Him because he knew all that she had done, how many husbands she had and that the man she was living with was not her husband. He knew her sins but still considered her redeemable. It was by her testimony that many Samaritans in her town believed in Jesus.
No one knows me more intimately than Jesus, my Savior. I look back on my day with shame and repentance for not representing him well. I've had to go meet Jesus at the well. Thankfully He has forgiven me, and I am yet loved by a Holy God. Oh, to be more like Jesus! My redemption is my testimony. My life belongs to Him.
John 4: 39-42 (NIV)
39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. 41 And because of his words many more became believers.42 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.”
Oh, To Be Like Thee
Thomas O. Chisholm