- by Meg Jay
“Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners - of whom I am the worst.” - 1 Tim 1:15
“What is man that you are mindful of him?” - Ps. 8:4
Saul was walking one day to Damascus and received an unsolicited visitation from heaven. He didn’t ask or pray for this to happen, but it happened.
He was a blasphemer, persecutor and a violent man who killed people. But Jesus met him and changed his life and transformed him into an apostle for us gentiles.
David was the youngest son out in the field taking care of sheep. He was also a potential adulterer and a murderer.
But God loved him anyway, called him, anointed him, made him king and transformed him into a “man after God’s own heart”.
I went up to Camp Au Sable to check out girls, kill time and skip class. I was also a glutton, compulsive liar, porn-addict, and a hypocrite. But Jesus loved me anyway, bore long with me, and transformed me into a sinner saved by grace.
Names change over time but the story remains the same. The story of grace always trumps the story of sin.
God is always on the run - to seek and save the lost. He stops under a sycamore tree to save a thief. He goes through Samaria to save the woman at the well. He invites Himself over to dine with the sinners to save them. He stoops down to save the woman caught in adultery. He uses His last dying breath to save the murderer on the cross.
He still chases with a passion those that are drowning in secret or blatant sins. Those with guilt, shame, hurt, pain and regret.
He has been and will always be faithful to save - if we’ll let Him.
Wherever you are tonight - your Savior is Mighty to Save.