That have tried to leave their problems at the steeple.
But like me, they felt unwelcome.
They felt ashamed.
They felt like they were to blame.
They searched and searched trying to find the right church.
And then, they find a place where they feel welcomed.
It becomes a complete game changer.
The truth is Jesus wants everyone to feel welcomed.
It’s not about your financial income.
It’s not about your least or greatest sin.
Our sins were nailed to the cross to offer a fresh new beginning for his broken people.
The righteous don’t see their own sins through their pride-fullness.
The rich don’t see their own sins by those that are deprived.
The healthy don’t see their own sins by those they ignore.
The employer doesn’t see their own sins by those they pushed into poverty with repossessed homes and cars, and created the homeless. Is it no wonder that God wrestles with man.
It’s the broken and wounded that cry out for a savior.
It’s the poor that cry out for hope for a piece of bread.
It’s the ill that can’t walk that spend time praying for others.
It’s the unemployed that prays for an opportunity.
It’s time to realize at the end of the day we’re all the same people, created by the same creator. We all get dressed in the morning. We all go to bed hoping tonight we’ll have peaceful dreams. You may think your different, but, I’m no different than you. The only difference is that I removed the mask.
The question remains what does God have to do to get your attention?
How man times does he have to wrestle you to the ground, before you see the pain all around.
When will you open your eyes and see the hurting?
When will you hear the cries of the hungry?
When will your voice be the voice that brings changes to someone's world?
When will you feel another's pain?
You're no different than them. In the end we will all answer to the Creator.