Friends, we are all sick with sin. Every one of us is diseased with iniquity. We hear each other saying, “I’m broken and guilty,” and we think to ourselves, “If only they knew – it’s me. I’m the worst.” We live in fear of shining a light on the very darkest parts of our hearts—afraid to whisper those dark parts by name, let alone hold them in our outstretched hands in plain sight of the One who bled and died to redeem them.
Jesus our Healer, says, “Come.” Yes, you are very sick, but that’s why I’m here!
Jesus our Justifier, says, “Come.” Child, you are ill, and I am the only One who can make you well.
We live in shame and fear, afraid to come into the light until we we know the Physician will be pleased with what He sees. We’re worried we’ve waited too long. The author of the hymn “Come, Ye Sinners” echoes Christ Himself when he says, don’t wait another minute!
“If you tarry till you’re better, you will never come at all.”
“Let not conscience make you linger,
Not of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness he requireth is to feel your need of him.”
Do you need Him today, Sisters? Come to Him.
Are you waiting to be better one your own? Come to Him.
In Him you will find not condemnation, but healing.
COURTESY OF SHE READS TRUTH
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