Just yesterday night around 11 pm, I had prayed with my family and went to the sitting room to study my bible and pray. Actually, I have been reading the book of John and read chapter eight where Jesus forgave the woman caught in adultery.
“7) So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8) 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?
11) She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” (John 8:7, 10 – 11)
When I read to the point where Jesus said, “Go, and sin no more”, I literally wept and couldn’t control it again.
The account of forgiveness and loving attitude of Jesus Christ became real to me again. What a compassionate Saviour!
The Pharisees were bent on stoning her out of condemnation but our Saviour extended his loving hand to rescue her. Act of forgiveness and love at its peak!
Beloved, what do we see and experience today? We are always quick to condemn.
Let’s show empathy.
I’m not condoning sin, rather extending love to people in truth.
Instead of helping a fallen brother/sister, we are ready to condemn and banish them.
Instead of extending love and forgiveness, we are ready to prove our “righteous doctrines” and defend our “Church reputation”.
Instead of getting to the root of the matter, we are ready to write him/her off.
Instead of giving them the benefit of the doubt, we are ready to crucify them.
Some are hurting already and carrying loads of condemnation.
What would Jesus do?
Let’s emulate Jesus in our words and deeds.
Speak a loving word.
Sow a seed of love.
Listen and see what you can do to help them.
Condemnation doesn’t profit.
Forgive and let go.
However, if you are still living in sin, Oh come to Jesus.
Just come as you are and He will forgive and wash away your sins.
One more thing, Jesus Christ loves you!
It is well.