Jesus was quick to forgive....
I think about the woman who was about to be stoned because she was accused of adultery. I can just picture it now: the Pharisees were standing around ready to throw a stone and Jesus showed up. And when Jesus started questioning them, they tried to trap Him into saying something that would incriminate Him too. But Jesus just bends down and starts writing something in the sand. No clue what He was writing, but personally, I always thought He was writing all the names of the men she committed adultery with. After all, it does take two to tango.
Yet they wouldn't let up and kept demanding an answer. So Jesus gave them one that would change the course of that moment. John 8:7 NLT tells us He stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” And the bible tells us that one by one all the Pharisees left.
Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” “No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.” John 8:10-11 NLT
This is truly an awesome testimony of just how quick God is to forgive us our sins. But folks, sometimes it seems we forget one of the most important things He said to this woman.
"Go and sin no more." John 8:11 NLT
Let me encourage you today to make a fresh start with God. And when you do, let go of the things your flesh craves and cling to the things of God. I promise you....Jesus will show up!
Be blessed my family & friends!
Love you all,Cyndy