Can You See Yourself at the Well?


Can you see yourself at the well?
Out in plain sight at high noon
Hurrying the task as someone may come soon
Your life at home a shambles
A man who rambles
Expects you to cook and have sex
But has no plans to marry you next
A life of shame, the yoke around your neck
You are too busy looking down to see
Someone in need
A thirsty man
Can’t possibly be talking to you
Your worth… nothing, might as well be beneath his shoe
But he persists and respects
Asking you to give him a drink
You need to stop and think
Why is he asking me?
What do I possibly have to give someone in need?
When its Jesus, He has no needs
But asks us please
Will we honor, adore
Bestow our secrets, hiding nevermore
We bless Him
When we enter in
Move close
Confess our sin
Be cleansed
Held in his unending
That does not erase
But offers forgiveness
To everyone who partakes
Now, can you see yourself at the well?
This is more than just a story to tell
It is His truth
He is calling to you


In the story of the woman at the well found in John 4:4-26, the woman does not initially understand what water Jesus is offering.

In 4:13-14, Jesus explains:

“Everyone who drinks this water (meaning the well) will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks from the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

Have you drank His living water?

Do you believe Jesus loves you?

Have you received His forgiveness for any regrets, shame or guilt?

This story is saturated with the person of Jesus. What I love most is the truth that we come as we are to the well. No pretending, no lying or denying. We are loved, and Jesus wants to draw us near and give us water, nourish life in us from now through eternity.

May God bless you this next hour.

Join me tomorrow (Monday) for a reading of this poem and discussion of Scripture at 10am Eastern time. You are invited to follow me at where most of the live posts go.

In Christ,


4 thoughts on “Can You See Yourself at the Well?

  1. Julie, thank you so much for these words today. This woman’s story holds such special meaning for me, as I portrayed her for several years in a drama my family traveled with. But oh, how your words here are touching me now:
    “We bless Him
    When we enter in
    Move close”
    He continues still, to call us deeper, to come closer with Him. How precious that He is blessed when we say yes to Him. Blessings to you Dear Sister!

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    1. Oh dear Bettie, I would love to hear more about your family’s journey with drama. He leads me to write biblical fiction and then act the womans part. And yes to Him! It is sad when I hear people devalue our yes to Him. He is blessed when we draw near, for I am convinced. Have a wonder-full Monday💙

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