Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, "Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ?"
The woman had an encounter with Jesus. She is so excited about the possibility of this Teacher; she forgot why she came to the well in the first place. She hurries off to town without her water jar.
Here comes a woman who had five husbands in her lifetime and was living with a man without the sanction of marriage. Yet, in spite of her reputation in town, the people actually listen to her.
They came out of the town and made their way toward Him.
She must have been very convincing. That these townspeople who knew her would listen to her concerning spiritual things is nothing short of astounding.
What was it? Her exuberance? Or was it her testimony that this Rabbi knew all about her even though He was a stranger?
Perhaps seeing the people coming from a distance, shimmering in the noonday sun like waves of harvest grain, Jesus says to His students:
Do you not say, 'Four months more and then the harvest'? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
One woman and now a whole town coming to hear what the Teacher has to say. This is why Jesus has come to earth. To gather those who are prepared to receive Him.
It is now God’s harvest time.