Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Bending Down in Love?

There's a big difference between when Jesus bent down and started writing in the dust, verse when Barack or Clinton bend down and feign concern of what's happening on a beach.

Where Clinton puts rocks together to form a cross, Christ is the one who bore it on his shoulders, and died on it in our place.

Today, Barack bends down and piddles in the sand, supposed viewing signs of a devastating ocean oil spill, that he's neglected to remedy or act on in the best interest of others [if anything intends to use this crisis for political and personal gain].

We can ask the question: What would Jesus write in the sand beside them, just as he wrote in the dust before those accusing the gal, caught in adultery? We have dust writings in our own yard as well.

Where man falls short, God stands tall. When men's mouths spew out lies and threats, the LORD speaks BLESSINGS and LIFE. The Holy Spirit knows how best to correct our thoughts, heart and behavior.

The story: Jesus returns from the Mount of Olives and goes to the Temple. As a crowd soon gathers, he sits down and begins teaching them about the Wonders of God! While he's speaking words of life to them, leaders and teachers of the religious law (politicians) enter the scene, toting with them a women caught in the act of adultery.

Now, there's no mention of the man she was supposedly caught in the act with; just her and the self-righteous leaders. "They put her in front of the crowd."

How many times do we see this same action occur with those in power today. Same old story.

They interrupt Jesus and demand from him a verdict. "'Teacher," they said to Jesus, "this women was caught in the act of adultery [which they may've even set up - preplanned/entrapment]. The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?'" (http://nlt.scripturetext.com/john/8.htm)

Scripture tells us some of what was in the hearts of these men: "They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger."

The same God who used the dust of the earth to create man, once again places his finger on the ground and begins "writing" in the dust for those around to "see!" Probably the very same finger that engraved the 10 Commandments into the rock tablets given to Moses!

Some speculate that Jesus in fact was just re-writing the same 10 Commandments in front of these vicious vipers, that they themselves had broken - just as their fore fathers before them! We don't know that for sure, but it makes perfect sense. The Author of Life, He knows well what to write!

"'They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, "All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!" Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust.'"

At this point, maybe he had only written down 5 Commandments and proceeded to write the other 5! For Scripture states that after hearing this and watching him a bit longer, the accusers, one by one left. Interesting too, the oldest ones left 1st! The only two left in the middle of the crowd were Jesus and the women. That must've been something to behold!

There's a saying that states, that the way a society treats a women is directly related to who their god is. When women are treated with honor and Grace, that is a reflection of the Creator God.

"'Then Jesus stood up again and said to the women, "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.'"


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