"Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow." -Isaiah 1:18
In this scene, the woman is condemned to death for her sins, but Christ in His wisdom saves her from that fate and admonishes her to “go, and sin no more.” (John 8:11) Symbolically, her robe is red, representing her sins, but as she reaches towards Christ, it is beginning to fall away. In contrast, the scribes and Pharisees cling to their sins, symbolized by their own heavy crimson robes. Full of pride, they pull away from the light of Christ. The woman kneels humbly in the light before her Savior, and in return she finds salvation and feels the redeeming power and joy of the Atonement.