Words in the Dust

Men who fancied themselves men of God
     brought before Jesus a woman,
          one caught in the act of adultery,
Saying: "Jesus! She must die! She must die!
     What say you?"

Jesus squatted down and began writing
     words in the dust on the temple floor,
          and when they asked Him all the more
He said: "Let him who is without sin throw
     the first stone."

Squatting down and writing again,
     finishing the words he first began,
          one by one they all walked away
Seeing and hearing Him clearly say:
     "Where is the man?"

John 8:1-11
Deuteronomy 13:9; 17:7

by J Alan R
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