Neither do I condemn you

Jesus looked up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 

She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and do not sin again.”

John 8:10-11

The gospel today, reflects on the woman who was caught in the act of adultery.

She was already condemned to death by the authorities and leaders of the time, who already had picked up stones to kill her.

But mercy came by her way, as before they started stoning her, they brought her to Jesus.

The leaders intended to trap Jesus, through His judgement of the woman’s sinful status, but Jesus showed Himself, as her Rescuer and Redeemer.

Think of this, if the authorities had not brought her to Jesus, she would have not survived the weight of their condemnation.

Even so today in our world, which one of us can claim any righteousness of our own to stand before the judgement of sin and our greatest enemy the devil.

However, as Mercy met that woman in the Person of Jesus Christ, so also we have been met by Him.

Even before we (in our generation) were born, Jesus had chosen to die for us and redeem us from sin and death by His Blood.

Mercy has met us, when we were deserving of death.

Mercy met us when we could never ascend to Him by our own works.

Oh praise the marvellous love of God.

For I who am, the weakest, most inconsistent and inconstant in my ways, could never ascend up except by His omnipotent power and love.

And yes, today as I meditate on His mercy towards this woman who was brought to die before Him, and how He gave her life, I know He has also come to meet me.

His grace and mercy meets me right here and now in my most abject need, and He gives me His life and deliverance and freedom!

Blessed be His Holy Name.

Today, Jesus simply calls us to Him, to receive His love, mercy and freedom for ourselves and for the entire world.

Prayer

LORD, You are good and kind, always!

My heart rejoices exceedingly in Your love.

Your power is quick to defend, shelter and bless us.

We exalt and magnify Your Holy Name, forever.

Thank You for all You’ve done, for all You’re doing and for all You’re going to do towards us in Your mercy and love.

Amen!

May our hearts praise You forever, and our lives bring endless glory to You.

Amen.

Always & Forever,

To the Lamb,

With all my ❤

30 Mar 2020

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