What is one experience from the Bible that you wish you could have been there for? I am sure there are many that we would like to choose but if you could rewind time for a moment and experience one moment in from the Bible in person what would yours be? As I reflect on the many stories from the Bible and the miraculous things that happened I think I would want to be at the scene where the woman was caught in the act of adultery in John 8. This is one of my favorite parts of scripture because we have a great opportunity to see an incredible act of mercy and grace. In this situation when everyone else wanted to pull this woman into the center and stone her to death Jesus just began writing in the sand and then said, “The one without sin among you should be the first to throw a stone at her.” One by one starting with the older men they began to walk away until it was just Jesus and the woman. He asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” to which she replied, “No one, Lord.” Then I love what happens next Jesus says, “Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more.” To see Jesus show her so much mercy and forgiveness and at the same time so much love for her that he doesn’t want to see her continue down this path of sin and destruction. Where he didn’t just offer her forgiveness but He offered her a better way to live…the best way to live…the way that lead to life! This gives me incredible hope for my own life and shows me how his message of love can transform the world.
How about you? If you could choose to go back in time and experience a scene in the Bible which would you choose and why?