“Just then his disciples came back. They marveled that he was talking with a woman, but no one said, “What do you seek?” or, “Why are you talking with her?” So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” They went out of the town and were coming to him.” (John 4:27–30, ESV)
The disciples are confused by what they see when they return. When they left, Jesus was weary, thirsty, hungry, and alone but upon their return there is a woman, and the two are in an intense conversation. The disciples have many questions, but they don't say a word or ask any obvious questions. The woman abruptly leaves. Perhaps it was because the disciples arrived to rejoin Jesus that she took her leave of him. Whatever the reason she abandons her water jar and heads to town. Upon her arrival, she begins to summon everyone to join her at the well. Her behavior would certainly demand an immediate response, and it must have been quite the scene to see the woman that generally kept to herself and went to the well done now addressing the townspeople as if she was under orders from the king. She was the type of woman that mothers caution their daughters not to be and whisper about when she passes by them on the street. She is the kind of woman that some men look at as if she is only some sort of object for self-gratification. Something has changed. She announces to everyone within earshot that a man told her everything and that she believes him to be the Christ. They are so startled and amazed that they comply with her request and set out to meet this man.
This woman has been transformed. She has new desires, and her behavior has been changed due to her new life. She is no longer content with earthly pursuits like water. She has bigger issues on her mind than the well. She has a desire to proclaim the truth to those around her. Her identity has changed. Although no one has had much time to process what they are seeing and hearing from this woman, they are struck by what she has to say and the passion with which she believes that it has a profound effect. They left and went to see Jesus. Do people see and hear the evidence of grace in you?