Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Who is Jesus for?

1 Timothy 1:15
'The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners'

Jesus didn't come to build up the Holy and righteous, he came 'to save sinners'. That's one of the things I love about Jesus, he didn't hang around with all the people that got it right. He went out and spoke to anyone. The blind called him, rich men approached him, soldiers of the occupying force asked for his help, prostitutes touched him, those with diseases came to him, the hungry listened to him, fishermen followed him.

Jesus is applicable to all.

He didn't come to Earth to be surrounded by people who have got it right, in fact he sought out those who hadn't. Yes, he did go to the temple, but most of the events we hear about Jesus are not in the temple, they are out in the streets, amongst people in their everyday lives.

That's where Jesus can meet with you today.

You don't even need to be looking for him, most people weren't. They were begging on the streets, doing their jobs, fetching water, then Jesus shows up. For many their lives were never the same again.

Jesus can change your life today.

It doesn't matter if you don't feel like you've  got it all together, or if you are desperate for change in your life - those are the people Jesus came to meet.
Most of the people that realised they needed something else in life called out to Jesus. They recognised there was nothing they could do to change their situations, but maybe Jesus could. The blind called to him and wouldn't be silenced, the lame were carried to him, a woman reached out and touched him to be healed. Jesus had mercy on them all.

Jesus will have mercy on you too.

He has the power and authority to forgive you because he is God. Jesus wants to save you from the mess you are in. Call on him and see what difference he makes.

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