It is great to know today that God cares more about our future than He does about our past. Here is a story about a woman caught in adultery. The religion scholars and pharisees brought her in and wanted to stone her. Jesus did not seemed alarmed when they brought her in. He started writing in the dirt, as if he was doodling and not giving in to their accusations. What if this happened in our churches? What do you think would happen if on Sunday morning the deacons brought in a woman that was openly caught in adultery would we all condemn her? yep, probably right away. Jesus put these men in their place, he told them that if there is any one there that is “without sin” he should cast the first stone. Here is what happened next.
John 8: 9-10 Hearing that, they walked away, one after another, beginning with the oldest. The woman was left alone. Jesus stood up and spoke to her. “Woman, where are they? Does no one condemn you?” 11“No one, Master.” “Neither do I,” said Jesus. “Go on your way. From now on, don’t sin.”
Now does that mean that she was perfect from that point on? NO, but she had experienced the true grace of a loving Savior!! She had been given a fresh start, a clean slate. The dry-erase board of her past had been erased, never to be seen again.
So many of us, Christians and non-Christians alike, believe that we have royally messed up. Truthfully, in man’s eyes we may have, but in God’s eyes we can be made whole again. He willfully will give us a fresh start, a freshly cleaned dry-erase board.
Let Him cleanse you today. Let Him give you a fresh start.
Gracefully cleaned, micah