Thursday, September 29, 2011

safety

"blessed are the pure in heart,"
Jesus taught his disciples.

also in the same discourse, he taught,
"if a man looks on a woman with lust,
he has already committed adultery
in his heart."

he traveled with these--
men being made pure in heart.

and one day
he was teaching in the temple.

a woman
betrayed by her lover,
condemned by the self=righteous,
shamed,
and thrown at Jesus' feet.

there at his feet,
in the presence of his disciples,
she found grace
to go,
and sin no more.

2 comments:

Mrs C said...

everything we need, we find there at His feet :)

Tammie said...

jon bloom wrote on the same story today, http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/neither-do-i-condemn-you?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DGBlog+%28DG+Blog%29. such a blessed hope we have in Christ. There is no place at once so dangerous as God's justice or as safe as his justice and mercy poured out to us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

i want to be like him: a place of safety and refuge, of healing and recovery, for those humiliated by sin and guilt