When Jesus met the woman at the well in Samaria, He got right into her business! When He asked her to go call her husband, and she replied that she didn’t have a husband, Jesus let her know He knew all about it.
John 4:17-18 (NKJV) The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’ 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.”
Having had five husbands, and now living unmarried with her boyfriend, this was a woman shunned by almost everyone in her village. That’s why she had to come to the well alone – none of the other women wanted anything to do with such an out-and-out sinner.
But Jesus wanted her to know that God knew all about her, all her faults, failings, and sins, and still loved her anyway.
That’s a message that I, no less than that woman, need to hear. God knows me completely. He knows the very worst about me, things that I pray nobody else ever finds out about. Yet He loves me anyway! In fact, the Bible assures me that nothing can ever separate me from His love (Romans 8:35-39).
To me, that’s really Good News!