John 6:44 “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.”
It is incredible to me that the Sovereign God of the universe would want to draw me unto Himself.
Dirty. Tainted. Sinful.
I know the innermost part of me. The critic. The scorner. The liar. The judgmental Pharisee. The unfair judge who’s opinionated, preferential, and prejudiced. The immoral.
It is all in there.
It was all there when He called me. He knew exactly what He was getting when He called me.
At least it was before I got saved.
Now… well, now that is a totally different story.
My Heavenly Father sees me as righteous. He sees me as holy.
His love for me is unconditional. His love does not increase with the good that I do; nor, does it decrease when I fail Him. His love is everlasting.
Just like the prodigal son returning from his worldly tour, My Father waits anxiously to restore the relationship; not punish the wickedness I committed. That payment was already made on Calvary.
The distance, the guilt, and the shame I feel when I sin is there to draw me back to Him. When I truly know His love for me, why would I ever want to stray in the first place? And secondly, why would I stay away so long knowing I am ALWAYS loved, accepted, and secure in Christ Jesus my Lord.
Look around you today. There is one who doesn’t fully grasp that truth. Maybe, it is you, dear reader, who needs to stop, and muse on the fact of who the Father truly is to His children. Do this, and you will be able to see more clearly, the enemy’s attack on your soul.
Happy Lord’s Day!