Forgiveness

Early in my painting career, some twenty years ago I painted my first “Biblical Narrative” works. This may have been my second or third of many that I showed -not for sale, in Christian venues: along with a group that I organized called the “Witness Group”. This theme is familiar to all of you, wherein Jesus called upon the assembled throng of accusers to: “Cast the First Stone”, if he be without sin. There were none, and they disapeared  along with “the holy men” who called the law of that day to be enforced upon an adultress.

Jesus dismissed her asking; “where are your accusers?”

Surely the Word of God is full of mysteries from beginning to end, but none or more challenging than the event contained within this drama. As is with many parables and lessons where they are resolved by His explaination, or that of others, in that we are often allowed our own interpretations.  We know what Jesus said, but what did He do ?  He kneeled upon the sand  and wrote with His finger…….. WHAT?  No one really knows. It is like a sentence never completed. We are left, as the case many times, to speculate.

What other time was God to have used His finger to write a message? The Ten Commandments given to Moses. What other reference is made to writing upon the earth? Jeremiah 17; 13 contains the clue,, saying; “Oh Lord, all who forsake You shall be put to shame.They who depart from you and me shall disappear like writing upon the sand because they have forsaken the Lord.”

Can it be then that the accusers had forsaken the laws of God? The Words of God are made visable by committing ourselves to the study of them ; then their application. They are written upon our hearts; Remembered only because we have wrestled with them…. and He has won.

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I am quite simply a child of our Lord God. What good that I have done or may do, I pray will reflect solely on the presence of The Holy Spirit who speaks for me in all things.
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3 Responses to Forgiveness

  1. It is when we ACT on the Word of God – believe it enough to trust it completely and claim it – that it becomes real.

    A few days after I became a Christian I was challenged to believe Luke 21:15 “I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist”. Two priests were waiting for me at my car each afternoon after work, ready to challenge my faith. (I had been about to become a Roman Catholic nun when God stepped into my life) I was unable to answer their questions, and my new pastor gave me that verse and suggested I read my Bible each lunch time, asking the Lord to direct me to the passage He wanted me to read. For the next few days, when the priests challenged me, I was able to take out my Bible, open it the the passage I had read at lunch time, and ask “But why does God say . . .” THEY had no answer!

    What an amazing God!

  2. granbee says:

    HUGE amounts of forgiveness are needed in our world today!

  3. ptl2010 says:

    Reminds me of the writing on the wall “MENE MENE TEKAL UPHARSIN ” in the book of Daniel where judgement was pronounced on the king. We know the winner.

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