She was caught in the act of adultery and drug naked into the street with cheeks aflame in shame.
She was used as bait in the hands of those who seemed religious, perfect, untouched.
But Jesus bent to write in the dust with the hand of God. One by one, the rocks fell to the ground. When they all fled the scene, Jesus lifted her chin and said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on sin no more."
On the heels of this story, Jesus proclaimed:
"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life."
The light exposes the shame we hide. This woman was extracted from the dark deeds of sin and shoved into the light of the Savior. Yes, her shame was known, but in the knowing, she was fully loved, forgiven, and released.
Come to Him, to the Light. The power of shame is relinquished in the light of His glory and grace.