You saw the crushing weight my flesh deserved
You kneeled and wrote forgiveness in the dirt
And one by one the stones fell where they lay
As one by one my accusers walked away
With nothing left to throw they made a cross
And knowing only love could count the cost
You were there
I haven’t blogged in a while due to
my toddler driving me crazy the many busy things in life. Although through the busy day-to-day duties, I have been more than blessed to be able to listen to Hillsong United’s newest album, Wonder. The lyrics above (Splinters and Stones) are in reference to John chapter 8 when the crowd drags a woman to the feet of Jesus who was recently caught in adultery. They crowd asks Jesus, ‘shouldn’t we stone her?’ and He graciously responds ‘sure, but let the person who hasn’t committed a single sin be the first to throw’. If you’ve read the story (and I recommend you do), you know it ends with the entire crowd dropping their stones and walking away.
At the end of the day, when we sin, there is only one person that matters; Jesus. And instead of condemning us like the world would love to do, He instead was sacrificed on the cross for us. He took the punishment and the suffering so we don’t have to. All we have to do is accept Him. If you have questions about this, contact me. Trust me, it’ll be the best decision you’ve ever made.