May 30, 2023

Paulina De La Fuente
"When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: 'Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?' On hearing this, Jesus said to them, 'It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.'"
Mark 2:16-17

When it comes to sharing what God has done in my life with others, it can be easy (or at least easier) to do that with those who are searching, hungry, asking, who already know or want to know Him. Where I feel God’s conviction is first in my perception of the world that is living apart from Jesus. If I had the cure for a globally experienced illness, I know I would be sharing, fighting, and insisting that every person knew and received the needed treatment to be saved. And yet that is not always the way I see the gospel or those who don’t yet know Jesus.

If we do see the gospel as the payment and cure for the sickness of the destructive impact of our sin, we can recognize that one thing is true: all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). And yet one more thing remains true: whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).

There is no distinction among us, no levels or hierarchy, no hope in our own power to heal and save. We are all sick and needy for our perfect Savior. And even for those of us that have received the undeserved grace of knowing Christ currently, we still remain needy for Him daily.