MERRY FRIDAY BY PARRIS-
“When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?” John 8:10
Jesus always found the dirty stuff or I should say it found Him, so it was only natural for Him to start writing in it. When the dust settles and the accusers leave, Jesus will be found with the answer for He writes upon our hearts. The people who creep away are the ones still left with the dirt upon their hearts. The women caught in adultery was having a God encounter. Jesus saw “none but the woman!” When man drags us into court, Christ becomes the remedy!
Expositors Bible says, “But what will Jesus do with this woman thus left on His hands? He knew what she was going back to-a blighted home-life, a life full now of perplexity, of regret, of suspicion, probably of ill-usage, of contempt, of everything that makes men and women bitter and drives them on to sin. Yet He implies that the legitimate result of forgiveness is renunciation of sin. Others might expect her to sin; He expected her to abandon sin. If the love shown us in forgiveness is no barrier to sin, it is because we have not been in earnest as yet about our sin, and forgiveness is but a name. Do we need an external scene such as that before us as the setting which may enable us to believe that we are sinners, and that there is forgiveness for us? The entrance to life is through forgiveness.”
Christ comes and His work is but one. To dig around in our dirt and erase the quilt and shame of yesteryear. He can break the cycle, He can cause the rebellious to sing the new song. Christ and this woman were destined for that meeting today, I say it’s high time for you to do the same! He will be there!