Jesus trusted the woman
Picture her terrified, unclothed and voiceless. She was caught "in the very act." Dragged brutally through the streets and among the ranting crowds into the precincts of the holy, and is there forced to stand in intentional humility.
Picture Jesus teaching the crowds and being interrupted by this mob. He knows better than to argue with zealots. He bends down. I wonder if He starts to draw the words of Deuteronomy 22:22-24.
The men won't turn on their own with the same vengeance they turned against the woman so they walk away.
Jesus was left alone with the woman. Weren't there crowds a moment ago? Is this alone with the woman a tuning out of everything and everyone else and Jesus was there just for her? I think so.
Jesus listened to the woman rather than the powerful, angry men.
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