“He said come to the table, come join the sinners who have been redeemed. Take your place beside the Savior now, sit down and be set free…”
God knows where you are, He knows where you have been, and He knows where you are going. He knows what you are currently doing, what you have done, and what you will do. Good or bad, He still desires you to be a part of His family. He loves you unconditionally. Scripture teaches us time and time again that God chose the least of these to show His unending grace to; it had been these people He chose to call upon according to His purpose. Most of those people didn’t think they were good enough; by human standards those people were not worthy to go where God wanted them to go. But when God calls for you to go, you go! (Just a few examples include the following people.) Let’s first take a look at Jonah. God had called him to deliver a message to Nineveh but Jonah decided to try to run and hide from the Lord. [I still haven’t figured out how people thought they could, or think they can, hide from the all seeing creator of the universe…] Regardless, God set forth certain measures to ensure that Jonah would do as God had asked and deliver the message to Nineveh.
Let’s talk about Moses. As a Hebrew baby he was sentenced to death because he was a Hebrew boy under the age of 2 but God had called him to free the Israelites from Egyptian slavery; because of this he was saved and raised as one of the Pharaoh’s sons. Raised an Egyptian to then fight against the Egyptians – his adopted family. Can you imagine? Moses ended up fleeing from Egypt after an accidental murder and went to live in the land of Midian. Long story short, Moses was now a murderer who doesn’t speak well and yet God called him to go back to Egypt and tell Pharaoh to let his people go.
If we take a look at Jesus’ lineage, did you know that within His very own bloodline is a prostitute by the name of Rahab?
Do you understand what this means? God knows that we are imperfect and even so, He chooses to love us. He sets everything in motion in accordance to His plan and each of us are a part of it in one way or another. Personally, I know that God wants me to hear this. I know that I have failed Him and in knowing this, it’s very difficult for me to comprehend that He still loves me; that He hasn’t written me off as unredeemable. I do not deserve His grace and yet He gives it willingly. My life does not need to be all cleaned up and perfect before I come to God, which is good because I would never make it to the altar if that was a requirement.
“No matter where your life is today, whatever pit you’ve fallen into, whatever time you’ve lost, whatever years you’ve wasted… Love can lift you up!” -S.Furtick
Therefore, come to the table, come as you are – You are all welcome here!
Come to the Table – Sidewalk Prophets
Thank you for allowing us to come before you even as broken and unworthy as we may be. Thank you for extending us grace even when we do not deserve it. Thank you for your unconditional love even when all of our crazy is showing. Personally, I ask that you soften my heart, diffuse my anger, strip me of my pride and teach me to be humble. I want to pursue you with all of my heart, soul, and mind. Be the calm in my storms and fill me with your peace and patience to withstand any strikes against me. Help me to remember in the midst of the fight that you are fighting for me; I do not have to do this alone. I pray this in your name, Amen.