Throw No Stones

“At dawn He went to the temple and all the people were coming to Him. He sat down and began to teach them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, making her stand in the center.
    ‘Teacher,’ they said, ‘This woman was caught in the act of committing adultery. The law of Moses commands us to stone such women. So what do You say?’
     They asked this to trap Him; that they might have evidence to accuse Him.
    Jesus stooped down and started writing on the ground with His finger. They  persisted. He stood up and said to them, ‘The one without sin among you should be the first to throw a stone at her.’
    He stooped down again and continued writing. When they heard this, they left one by one, starting with the older men. Only He was left, with the woman in the center. Jesus stood up.
    He said to her, ‘Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?’
    ‘No one, Lord,’ she answered.
    ‘Neither do I condemn you,’ said Jesus. ‘Go, and and sin no more.’”  Jn. 8:2-11
Dear Forgiver of sin,
           If I made a list of all my failings, in thought, word and deed, I could not bear to write them or ever have anyone read it. But, You know it all.
            You, Who’s very finger wrote the law, high on a mountaintop, on tablets of stone came down to write them on my heart. You never humiliated me. The only center You put me in was the center of Your redeeming love. There was no stone in Your hand, only the wounds of Your love.
           You silenced my accusers, including me. All because You stooped down to die for me, to stand up for me, writing Your Name on this grateful heart. My Jesus, I love You. By Your Spirit now within me, deliver me from evil. In Your Name Forever

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