Every time I remember that I’ve got the grace of God in its fullness, I feel like the universe has given me all the support and blessings I need to live a happy, prosperous, peaceful and joyful life. I feel like a little child who just discovered she can walk and suddenly doesn’t need the mother’s loving and watchful eyes. I believe that was how the adulterous woman felt.
One day the Pharisees caught a woman in the act of adultery. The law of Moses was clear; she must be stoned. And the Pharisees were ready to do it. This woman probably thought that Jesus, being righteous, would agree. She had no lawyer to defend her, not even a character witness! But suddenly Jesus stoops and begins to write in the sand.
Some scholars think that perhaps he wrote down their sins, including times and places, etc. When he looks up, the woman’s accusers have gone. He says to her, ‘Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more’ (John 8:11 NKJV). That day Jesus lifted her from a position of undeniable guilt to one of unconditional pardon. She didn’t deserve it; she didn’t even know it was possible. And that’s your story too, isn’t it?
The word ‘grace’ is so important. It comes from the Greek word “Charis” meaning pure joy”. Although you don’t deserve it, God considers saving you too, a pure joy.
You are gracefully graced… Never forget that 😊❤️