In our last post, we looked at the story of the woman caught in adultery. Jesus showed grace and love to this woman, outsmarting the self-righteous crowd that came to condemn her. At the end of the story in John 8, we find that she calls Him “Lord.”
It’s easy to breeze past this—after all, the woman sees that her accusers have all left. Jesus asks her who is left to throw stones, and she says, “No one, Lord.” This is significant. When we call Jesus Lord, that means we’re calling Him owner—Master. Not only is a Master responsible for directing those under Him…but He is responsible for them as a whole. When we call Him Lord, all of our debts, our problems, our struggles, immediately became His responsibility.