“Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground” (John 8:8).

Twice now Jesus has stooped to write on the ground (v.6). While many speculate what words he might have written, I am more captured by the action he has taken. While the self-righteous zealots of religious preservation sought to humiliate and belittle an adulterous woman; having set her in the center of the court, Jesus attempted to draw the crowds attention from the woman to himself. Such is the nature of grace. It deals with the sin while seeking to restore the dignity of the individual.

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