A Stone’s Throw Away

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Click here to read John 8 :1-6…

As I read the story of the woman caught in adultery, I wondered what she must have been thinking.  Had she heard of “this” Jesus as she stood a stone’s throw away from impending death?

Caught in the very act of adultery, she was taken to the temple and forced to stand in the middle of the crowd, most likely facing Jesus.

Jesus never failed to respect the law. Nor did He fail to be merciful, stating “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her” (John 8:7).

Was her heart beating wildly as she waited, just a stone’s throw away for…wait, did He just say, “let him (who is without sin) be the first to throw a stone at (me)?”  The woman knew that she was surrounded by her accusers, but what she didn’t know was that she was also a stone’s throw away from her only Hope—the Man who would restore her dignity among the crowd and inside her very heart.

Now read John 8:8-11…

What are you a stone’s throw a way from right now?  Are you the one seemingly standing alone in the crowd—guilty as charged OR maybe wrongly charged—but there you stand? Outside of Jesus Christ, we all stand guilty in the crowd, and most importantly, guilty before God.  For some reason, we, as the accusers did, want to look upon another’s sin as worse than our own, condemning them.

Our God offers the same forgiveness and mercy today. Don’t let the “stone,” any stone stand in your way. Our God does not condemn you (as the world…and oftentimes the very people of God).

Oh, Dear Heart, you have not run too far or out sinned God’s forgiveness.  Return to your first Love today by asking forgiveness and living obediently to Him. Not a Christ-follower but want to become one? Go to www.findithere.com, and become a Christ-follower today!

Here’s to y(our) spiritual health!

~Shelly

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