A woman was caught in the act of adultery. Unlike the Pharisees who wanted her to die, Jesus gave mercy. Minutes before, she was covered in shame and humiliation—standing at death’s door. She knew the Pharisees were right. She deserved death. Jesus saw this moment as an incredible opportunity to reach someone at their lowest point. The woman’s heart was fertile ground for a Savior.
In God’s gracious way, He uses sin as an opportunity to draw us close to Himself. He knows that in the moments after we choose sin we are most vulnerable to the outpouring of His love and forgiveness. When we sin, we should run to the arms of our forgiving God. It is one of the most courageous acts we can do.
Jesus, thank you that you delight to give mercy and forgiveness. Help me run to you and not away from you after I have sinned.
After you sin, do you run to God or away from Him?