God comes into the temple. John chapter 8 in the Holy Book. He, God, begins to write in the dirt.
“God writes in the dirt?” you might ask. “When was that?”
Well, actually, even before this moment in time, a couple of thousand years before, the finger of God wrote on stone tablets: “Thou shalt not commit adultery.”
But God comes into the temple, just as the religious leaders of the day came as policemen requesting the “just” punishment for a woman they caught in adultery, “in the very act.”should receive. Jesus spoke: “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.”
So one by one, they slipped away, beginning with the oldest even to the last. (vs. 9), ‘And Jesus was left alone with the woman standing in the midst. “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”
This is the voice of the Lord. And she answered, “No one, Lord.”
“Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” Do you think the woman lifted her head to look in His eyes? Jesus comes today to forgive our sin.
Am I willing to hear Him and lift up my head? Am I willing to receive his forgiveness and go – and walk in the light? No more hiding in the night.
Adultery? Are we all guilty? We, believers in God through the Son He has sent- we are the Bride of Christ. We are the Church. If Jesus is the Bridegroom, then aren’t we guilty of adultery as well, putting so much attention on stuff in this world and not giving our Husband, who is Christ, first place in our heart?
We’ve all failed to be faithful! We’ve all missed the mark. What are we to do? We must hear the voice of our Lord:
“He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)
Are our ears open to hear His gentle and compassionate voice: “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”
I pray for myself, I pray for you, that we lift up our chins and make this very choice.