Dragging Us Before Jesus
“[They] brought in a woman caught in the act...they made her stand before the group…Jesus bent down and started to write …with his finger” John 8:3-6
It is tough being a child of God in this world, and who better than Satan knows how to remind us of our sins and vulnerabilities. Every little thing that we fail to do…do too much of… do too little of…is his basis for exposure in the work of God. Much like the Pharisees dragged the sinful woman in front of Jesus, Satan drags up every bit of dirt that he can on us.
He invades our spiritual time with Jesus and turns worship into shame. He highlights our secret sins and our pathetic weaknesses. He taunts and tempts…entraps and entices. He intentionally exposes our shameful things in hopes of reminding us that we are unworthy and unloved. He convinces us that our performance is a make or break love with our God. He drags us before Jesus, pointing out our sins but Satan forgets the truth and Christ is happy to remind him. So Jesus bends down and with His precious engraved hand He writes: She is my chosen daughter. He is a member of my Holy family. He may falter but will never fail. She is so loved that even if she was the only one on earth I still would have breathed my final breath for her. Her secret sins do not define her and her weaknesses will not defeat her. He is mine! She is my beloved!
‘At this, those who heard began to go away…until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there’ John 8:9. The only thing worthy of our attention is what Christ writes about our lives. While Satan writes fiction, Christ writes facts. The fact is we are the sealed children of God through what Christ has done. Thankfully we are not defined by what we have or have not done, but rather what Christ has done for us.
‘You show that you are a letter from Christ…written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God’ 2 Co. 3:3
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