Why was our salvation brought about this way? There are many reasons, but one is because God wanted to convert our hard hearts. Sometimes we fail to see the wrong we are committing until someone gets hurt. I remember when I was child, there was a boy who wanted to be friends. I was in a clique, and we really tried to include him; but there was something different about him which frustrated us. I remember one day standing around him in a circle and seeing one of my friends push him down and kick him in the stomach. I remember the boy curling up into a ball and wailing. This is when I recognized that I wasn’t doing right.
When we hear this story of Jesus and the sinful woman, how many of us get stuck thinking not of the great depth of mercy that Christ showed, but “What was Jesus writing on the ground?” He was being challenged by people of authority, and he bends down and writes something. What did he write?