“I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” – Luke 5:32
That means He has come for each and every one of us, as “we have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” – Romans 3:23
Jesus did not come for those whom thought they had it all right by following the letter of the law, yet harbored pride and self-righteousness in their hearts. Rather, He came for the broken, the hurting, the helpless and the hopeless; ready to restore, renew and heal all who turn toward and place their trust in Him; recognizing the magnitude of their own need for help from Him alone.
Without Him, we would be but weary and worn wreckage at the end of our days, as our own strength runs out and our resolve becomes ruined. However, in Him, our strength is secure and our hope is assured, as He is all that we need to faithfully navigate this life. This is not to say that we will not stumble and fall down, but in Him, when we do, He is right there, ready to return our resolve to rely on Him and lead us in His lavish love.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You do not expect us to have it all together. Thank You that as we turn away from our pride and self-reliance and learn to look to You and listen to Your leading, You are faithful to remain present and be our perpetual help as we press on to pursue the path You have placed before us. Teach us to trust that You will lead us, guide us, and grant us Your grace as we go. May all whom we encounter, see You in us. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present