This past week, our country commemorated the fourteenth anniversary of September 11th, and as we remembered and reflected the day so many civilian and military personnel lost their lives, I hope you remembered the One who also made the supreme sacrifice and gave His life for our eternal freedom. May we be sure to at least give Him the same honor and reverence we bestow upon the heroes of 9/11, thanking Him for what He has done and not taking for granted the freedom for which He paid the ultimate price. To Him belong all honor, glory, and praise!
The story of the woman caught in adultery found in John 8 has many applicable points for us. While we might not be actively committing adultery through thought and/or deed, we are all sinners in need of saving grace. And like the woman in our story, each of us has been caught red-handed by the Omniscient Judge and will one day stand before the Great White Throne. On that day, will grace to be given or justice dispensed? And the sobering thing is that the answer to this question is in our hands.