by Mark Weinrich
She was cut off and walled in by the Jewish elders, trembling, clutching her torn clothes trying to cover herself. She couldn’t bear to glance up the keenness to kill eager in their jackal eyes. Some bounced stones in their hands taunting reminding her there was no mercy for a woman caught in adultery. They placed their case, demanding her condemnation. Jesus kneeled and wrote in the sand. She puzzled at the word, FEAR NOT. Jesus stood and bid the sinless cast the first stone. Her heart leaped with shock and surprise as the stones plopped to the ground. Jesus kneeled and wrote again. Tears flooded her eyes as she read, MERCY REIGNS. Jesus stood, “Where are they? Did no one condemn you?” “No one, Lord.” Kindness shone from Jesus’ face. “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”
Mark Weinrich lives a creative life as a writer, photographer, musician, and artist—all wrapped together in an outdoorsman. He is a retired pastor and nine-year cancer survivor. His writing and photography have appeared in over 139 news stand, inspirational, and literary publications. He has sold eight children’s books and currently has two fantasy novels on Kindle.