Sunday, November 12, 2006

Woman

This week I came to the realization that I am the woman....I am the adulterous woman who was thrown at Jesus’ feet. I am the woman, who is guilty. It doesn’t matter what sin, I am guilty.
And so I laid there, cowering.....trying to cover my exposed sin, with a corner of a blanket, or rag, whatever I could find. I lay there in my nakedness, being exposed for who I really am...
Shame overwhelmed me....stirred the hopelessness that has been struggling within me.........dirt mixed with my tears, as I lay there awaiting the first stone to strike. I prayed that it would be over soon, and death would come quickly.....and maybe I would find peace.
It did not come.....Jesus did not move toward me to beat me down....to judge me. He only asked who was there to condemn me...and there was no one.
Then neither did He....go and sin no more.
I always thought that was just another nice story from the Bible....well bless their hearts....look at them get along.
And then..........
And then I saw the picture through new eyes....eyes of a sinner....the eyes of that woman. I looked at the story and found myself there....I was her....I am her...and once again....He looks at me and says....."who condemns you,.....than neither do I. Go and sin no more."

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