Today’s reading is Luke 5.
I remember talking to a man who had decided to pursue Hinduism. He told me, “I wanted to be a Christian, but I’m not good enough for that.” I wish I had known then what I know now. I would have told Him about the Great Physician. As a doctor is looking for sick people, not well people, Jesus didn’t come to call the righteous, the holy, the godly, the good enough. He came looking for sinners. He came to call sinners. He came to call those who are not good enough. No doubt, He calls us unto repentance. He doesn’t call us to linger in our own sinfulness. But Jesus isn’t roaming the streets looking for the righteous. He’s looking for sinners like me. He’s looking for sinners like you. Praise the Lord! Let’s answer His call.
Next week’s reading is Luke 6.
A Word for Our Kids
Hey kids, please remember what I shared with your parents. Jesus didn’t come to call the righteous. He came to call sinners. I get it. We all want to be the righteous. My greatest shame is my sin. I wish I were a person who could claim to be righteous by myself. We all wish were people who never sinned. But Jesus didn’t come into the world to gather together all the righteous people and take them to heaven. He came to gather the sinners who would be willing to submit to Him for healing. As we’ve said before, this is not permission to to turn to sin because Jesus is our Savior. This is permission to turn to Jesus as Savior when we have sinned. Don’t run from Jesus’s call. He is looking for people like us. Praise the Lord!