mirror, mirror…

John 8:7 “…If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” (NIV)*

spring flower (photo by Patty Perkins)

spring flower (photo by Patty Perkins)

mirror, mirror tell me

may i this stone cast?

does my reflection sparkle fair,

free of tainted past?


or do i resemble her,

needing mercy for my sin–

from you, oh fairest one,

who chooses never to condemn.


by patty perkins


John 8:10 “Jesus straightened up and asked her, ‘Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?'” (NIV)*

John 8:11 “‘No one, sir,’ she said. ‘Then, neither do I condemn you,’ Jesus declared. ‘Go now and leave your life of sin.'” (NIV)*

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright  1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.


About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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