Wednesday, May 17, 2017

He Gets Our Mess

The recalling of the immoral woman in Luke 7 wrenches my heart every time I read it. Such a beautiful example of God's compassion as the woman worships the Savior.  I'm so taken back by her love for our Savior, but more so by His love for her.

Have you ever been so deep in the mess you call life that you knew no one would ever be your friend, want to touch you, be with you, or want to be in your life. Have you felt as if you were less than nothing?

As I read these passages I'm overwhelmed by His love in my own life.  I'm overwhelmed by how God sees so much more in us that what the world sees or even cares to see.  I'm overwhelmed by His grace and mercy.

You can find the full recalling of the story in Luke 7 starting at verse 36.  I'm going to share a few of the verses here with you.

"Then she knelt behind him at his feet, weeping. Her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them off with her hair. Then she kept kissing his feet and putting perfume on them." (Luke 7:38, NLT) 

The first thing to notice here is she knelt at His feet.  Kneeling is a worship stance.  She went to Him with an open heart ready to worship Him.  When you read this you can sense her urgency to worship him with all she was and all she had.

"When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know what kind of woman is touching him. She’s a sinner!” (Luke 7:39 NLT)

Jesus didn't care how messy this woman's life was or how many awful things she had done.  He saw her right where she was as she came to him in faith, leaving all of what she carried right there at His feet as she worshiped Him.  

"And Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” (Luke 7:50, NLT).

And that is where her new life began that day.  She reached out and Jesus touched her messy, sinful, horrible life when know one else would!  

None of us are beyond being a "mess" no matter where you are in life.  If you aren't a Christian or if you are, we still have messes, because we aren't perfect. Jesus WANTS to straighten up you mess!!  If you think you are perfect or you need to be perfect in the presence of God you are wrong!  He loved us while we were in our sin.  God sent His only son to die for SINNERS.  He wants us to come to Him in faith, ready to worship and accept His wonder compassionate grace.  His gift of pure love. Salvation.  

I have no doubt that woman's life was completely changed that day.  Do you need a change?  Do you need Jesus to help with your mess today?  All you have to do is reach out to Him.  Here is a prayer for you today....

Jesus, I know you see my mess Lord.  God I need you.  Please forgive me.  Please come into my heart and be the Lord of my life.  Help me through the mess.  I desire a changed life.  God make me whole physically, mentally, and spiritually.  In Jesus name....AMEN.




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