They said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?” They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground. But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” John 8:4-7
What did Jesus write on the ground. Whatever it was, it freed the woman and sent her accusers away. Thousands of years beforehand another hand wrote upon stone tablets the very law they referenced. It was the hand of God. How ironic that the hand of the Son of God was writing again. I think Jesus wrote the law (the holy ten commands given to Moses). And when he stooped to write a second time, perhaps He wrote the names of the people in the crowd and began to ‘connect the dots’… each law to the name of a bystander who had offended the law. The Bible reminds us that whoever offends one part of the law is guilty of all. James 2:10
How about me? Am I judging others while exonerating myself of sin? What would Jesus have written about me on that day?
Grace! Lord Jesus, I am thanking You for grace. May I be a recipient and great dispenser today. I am so grateful for the life You have given me. When You write on the tablets of my heart, I feel freedom and zeal to do Your holy will. Help me be a blessing to someone today.