The One Without

“The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, ‘Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?’ They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing Him.

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with His finger. When they kept on questioning Him, He straightened up and said to them, ‘Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.’ Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.

At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, ‘Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?’

“No one, Lord,” she said.

‘Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.’” John 8:3-11 (NIV)

Dear Lord Jesus, 

She was the one without one plea, naked before You, the One without sin. You took  her sin and ours to the cross. What did she think when she saw You, the One Who spared her, condemned in her place? We don’t need to ask, we know. Each time we are caught in the act, standing condemned, Your blood cleanses us. You have forgiven us the betrayal that all sin is — cheating on You. 

Lord,  we don’t want an affair with the world, our old life, or the devil. Let us start each day with this in mind: we have been “bought with a price” (1Corinthians 6:20), and the life we now live, we live by faith in the Son of God Who saved us (Galatians 2:20) . Lord, You were the only One Who could’ve thrown a stone, but You didn’t. 

Such an unimaginable turn of events. Amazing grace given to her, and to us, when we, like like her, were facing our demise.

In Jesus Name Forever

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