V11 The woman saith unto Him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
V12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us this well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
Let’s stop again.
The unbeliever is always questioning how God operates and what are the methods of His doings. They want God to explain Himself and disclose Himself to prove Himself of sorts; but even when God does, (and God does as He did here), they are looking for God to explain Himself by using the natural and not the supernatural; like, trying to draw water from the well without a bucket.
The unbeliever at this point isn’t denying the existence of God, but has no understanding of how God interacts with His creation.
Excerpt from God-thinking XXII - In His Presence by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2013