Dear Woman at the Well, -by Rosemary Oliver


Dear Samaritan Woman at the Well, in the year 30,

I am writing to say thank you.

Thank you for going to the well that day and talking to that Jewish man named Jesus.

Thank you for giving Him a drink of water from Jacob’s 1,500 year old well.

Thank you for listening to Him and hearing His offer of Eternal Life.

Thank you for going back to your village and telling the Good news of the Messiah you had just met.

Thank you for bringing your friends to meet and believe the Savior Jesus.

You may be the very first missionary!

I tell your story many times a year at the jail, near my church. I tell it to women who are there for drug and alcohol issues. They understand your story. They always identify with you in many ways. I do too. You had 5 husbands, I had 2. I also spent numerous years searching for satisfaction.

Thank you for helping me introduce these women to Jesus, our Savior and the only One who can satisfy our soul and quench our thirst.

I can’t wait to meet you in Heaven. Did you ever see Jesus again after Jacob’s Well? Did you see Him crucified?

I’m including in this letter a picture of your Jacob’s Well (see above). I went there several years ago and drank the clear delicious water. I prayed a prayer of thanksgiving for you and your courage. I prayed a prayer of thanksgiving because Jesus gives us both Salvation and Heaven with Him forever. We are now Sisters in Christ!

Your story is in our Holy Book called the Bible in John chapter 4. Across the page from your story is the most famous verse of the Bible. It tells everyone the Good news of what Jesus did for us all. With it I close this letter.

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him.”  John 3:16-17


Rosemary of America, in the year 2020

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Rosemary Oliver loves to spend time with her grandchildren, plus their mom and dad. Especially doing school, sports, and church activities together. The other loves of her life are jail ministry, working with the women in an arts and crafts class, and sharing a Bible study.



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