All-Inclusive

There are more than a few skeptics out there who accuse Christians of being exclusive.

Bankrupt of soul, running on empty?

Chained by the past and condemned to repeat it in the future?

Fumbling in the darkness, not seeing a path before you?

Heavyhearted, depressed, sad, burdened by things you are not even sure you can put a name to?

No one at hand to take your hand?

Help is at hand. Jesus said: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom to the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor" —Luke 4:18, 19.

No exceptions here. Except, of course, if you don't want to admit you need Him. The first step an addict takes to recovery is an admission of his problem. Just say it: "My name is _______________, and I am a sinner in need of God's grace." The good news has your name on it. Forgiveness is only exclusive if you reject it.

Comments

  1. Love that last line! Exactly. A good word (missed you, by the way - my 'net was out since Friday night!)

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