Put Your Stone Down And Walk Away
The woman stood accused by those gathered around her. Guilty they said, she was caught in the act of adultery. Her head was bowed to hide the shame written on her face. The crowd was right, she thought, “I am guilty of taking a married man into my bosom. She knew it wasn’t right that night, but the words he whispered sweetly in her ears were comforting to her that night. Now the crowd surrounded her with their arms raised high with stones in their hands she started to cry.
The crowd’s plan was to stone her and remove her from their land. But also in the crowd stood a regal man. He had kindness in his eyes and a finger he used as a pen. Before the crowd could stone her, He wrote a message with his finger for all to see, yet the crowd refused to even read it. So, this regal and kind man spoke to the crowd and said, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” Again this man stooped down and began to write with his hand. Now the crowd heard him and read it. They were convicted by their own conscience and left the woman alone with this man named Jesus.
Jesus looked at the woman and said, “Woman, where are those who accused you and were ready to condemn you?” The woman looked around and saw no one was left gathered around to throw a stone. They all had put their stone down on the ground. The woman replied, “No man is left, my Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.”
What joy this woman felt as she left that place knowing her sin was forgiven and she was given a second chance for living. What a gift she received on that fateful day from Jesus. That same gift is offered to you and I when we ignore the crowd of accusers, accept his mercy, and go and sin no more.
“She said, " No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more”. John 8:11 KJV