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Jesus wrote in the dust

A woman who has done wrong finds forgiveness.
Contributed by Lambsongs
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Hindi
When people do things that are wrong, it is very easy for us to point the finger at them and want them to be punished. The Bible tells us how Jesus behaved when a woman who had done wrong was brought to Him. – Slide 1
The Scribes and Pharisees brought a woman to Jesus who had been cheating on her husband. They wanted Him to decide what punishment she should have but were really trying to get Jesus into trouble. – Slide 2
The woman felt ashamed and frightened. She knew she had broken one of God’s commandments and that she would be punished. – Slide 3
Jesus said, ‘Anyone who has never broken God’s Laws should be the one to judge her.’ <br/>Then He bent down and wrote in the dust with His finger. We don’t know what Jesus wrote but it made people think about the ways they had behaved. – Slide 4
Every single person began to feel guilty about things they had done. No one at all is perfect. One by one they left. There was no one at all to condemn, or judge the woman. – Slide 5
Jesus stood up and asked her, ‘Where are the people who judge you?’ She replied, ‘No one does, my Lord.’ Then Jesus said, ‘Neither do I.’ – Slide 6
‘Go home and don’t behave like that again.’ Forgiven and free, the woman went on her way with her heart full of joy and hope. Jesus had saved her and given her a new life. – Slide 7
John, one of Jesus’ disciples, wrote about this true story in the Bible. It teaches us not to criticise and judge other people because we are not perfect ourselves. – Slide 8
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