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April 19, 2012

Start Fresh, and Leave The Past Behind

At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”

“No one, sir,” she said.

“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

John 8:2-11

Jesus forgives anyone, who desires to repent and follow Him. His forgiveness is free flowing. His mercy is abundant. His grace is never enough.

His love is too much for us to comprehend.

He is Jesus..

When we're with Him, there's no sin too much for Him to bear. He can wipe everything away. He can make us clean. As pure as a newborn infant, as white as snow. He is able to, because He is the true, living God.

So people, never feel condemned for your sin. I believe it's already hard enough for you to bear the consequences of your mistake as it is, so you should quit that self-condemnation and seek His power and grace to cleanse you. Don't blame yourself for what you did wrong. Instead, be empowered and encouraged to move on, to focus your gaze on what's ahead. Believe in the future.

You are able to move forward, because our God is able.

God bless :)

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