Feb 27 2015
Luke 7:36-50 Jesus forgives a sinful woman
When a Red Indian who had been converted to Christ was asked what it meant to him, he picked a worm out of the soil, placed it on a dry leaf and then set the leaf on fire. As the fire drew close to the worm he suddenly plunged his hand into the flame and pulled the worm out. Then he said “Me, that worm.”
The ‘sinful woman’ that was forgiven by Jesus as she wept at his feet could have said the same thing. Her life was in a moral mess but God plucked her from certain destruction.
It’s interesting that Jesus said her faith had saved her because I think it’s quite obvious to everyone that something far bigger than faith was also involved; namely God’s grace.