So what happens when you have been caught out in sin.
Sprung in the act - all to see and worthy of punishment.
That feeling would have happened to all of us at one time or another, caught out, as no one living can say that they have never fallen in some way, even if it was taking cookies from the jar or cheating the tax office. For some sadly, that wrong act has bigger consequences.
The history of mankind demonstrates that there is extreme behaviour, knowing no bounds and shameful to most.
So gross sin becomes the norm on the daily news, as we slip further into the pits of depravity and moral decay.
As a result of how our society works accepting that these shameful acts will be part of our shady existence, it is easy for some to be brought up knowing no other life, or worse still, having this forced on them at a young age.
Then many will come in contact with gross sin, as the dark secrets of society will creep in and taint the average person as they pass by in life.
So it was when Jesus came to earth, then how does Jesus deal with it?
Despicable we say.

John 8:1-12 -
1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2 Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them.
3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst,
4 they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act.
5 Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?”
6 This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear.
7 So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.”
8 And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”
11 She said, “No one, Lord.”
And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”
12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
The woman caught in adultery sure felt caught out and had no defense - she was going to be stoned out of existence - that would fix the sin problem for good.
What does Jesus say "where are your accusers?"
and "He who has no sin can cast the first stone" Looks like there were no takers and those who were present were representative of the Religious Leaders and were the ones who upheld the Law of God.
"Neither do I condemn" - then what a statement comes next.
"Go and sin no more."
Jesus this woman is an adulteress, she is a sinner and will just keep on sinning.

What has Jesus got for us?
The Light of Life!
In fact He is the Light of Life and is the giver of light, to us living in darkness.
"I am the light of life and you can have this light too!"
John 8:12 -
12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

It appears God has made a way for sinners to sin no more.
He gives us the light of life and through this gift, we become and are becoming, the saint that was a sinner.
Yes it is a process and not all things just vanish overnight - we have our valleys and mountains and struggle with some deep rooted issues for various reasons that God knows so well and understands.
The point is we are headed towards the light. The light shows the pathway and we live on the pathway of life,
fall down, get back up again and keep walking in the light.

Psalm 36:9 -
9 For with You is the fountain of life;
In Your light we see light.

Psalm 36:5 -
5 Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

We look to the great expanse above and see the wonder of the skies and glorious cloud patterns, forming and moving in the great beyond and get an impression of His great love and faithfullness - far reaching and boundless in form and dimension, always moving and changing in glorious ways.
We need to see with a brand new perspective, by looking up to the skies where it is glorious and beautiful in creation, instead of looking down where all of the shadows exist and the dirt of this earth is grubby and downtrodden by society.
We now no longer look at the stain of this world, from living the low life that has no future and sees no way up but heads down, sinful living seems far from Gods love, but when we look up to Him and what His Light can do in the place of our very darkness; things do change and move beyond our human condition, comprehension.

Thank God for His everlasting mercy.

Lamentations 3:22,23
- 22 Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.

Romans 2:4 -
4 Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?

Every morning is a brand new day for you and me, even if yesterday we lived in sin, we can return to the Lord as He is full of mercy towards us, when we truly want out of our shameful ways.
Today is a brand new day, yesterday is now in the past, lets look up to the light and have the very Life living inside, which is springing up within like a fountain towards eternity.

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