|"And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion..."|
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 8:4-11)
Every where that Jesus went He showed compassion, forgiveness, grace and love. He didn't say it was going to be easy - but it is the reason WHY Jesus came.
"For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." (John 3:17)
God left His comfort zone in Heaven and came down to us in the form of a man - the Son, Jesus - to meet us where we were at. If He is to be our example, it should be no surprise when He calls us to leave "our" comfort zones (whatever that may be) to show someone else who needs to come into the knowledge of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior that God is REAL. That His love is REAL and that He can reach us wherever we are AT.
The days are short - there are still so many people who have yet to personally see or know how real God is. How true His love is. Are YOU a Christian? Is that what you call yourself? Than isn't it time to stop judging and start helping? Start loving? Start showing? Compassion. That's where it all begins... That's what makes all the difference.
And they will know who you are by the love that you bear. Because when it comes down to it, it is the Holy Spirit that removes the scales off blind spiritual eyes, how? By showing God's love.
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."