Do you see them? Can you see them wandering in the darkness of their sin, longing for more, yet with
no hope of ever finding their way out? Can you see them searching for answers and seeking for truth, yet struggling to see where to go? Can you see them - lonely, bitter, weary, burdened, and afraid? Can you see the person or are you blinded by their sin?
The sin that we call repulsive and turn away from without acknowledging the soul trapped inside. Have we forgotten that but for the grace of God, we would be in their shoes? The fancy church clothes and polished speaking does not change the fact that we are all sinners. Maybe you've never committed an open sin that we deem as wicked, but if you have looked down on them, you have committed the sin of pride. Proverbs 16:5 states, "Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: Though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished." Pride at its core is deceptive. It causes one to think they are above or better than another. It causes one to think that they have everything to offer, when in reality, without Christ, we have nothing! Instead of coming to those in need of Jesus as a broken individual who has been changed by Christ, we come as a prideful saint who is perfectly polished.
In John 8, Jesus bent down on the level of the woman caught in adultery and rather than rail on her sin, He called out the sin of the religious. The ones who were living "perfectly" yet their heart was consumed with pride. If this world saw more of Jesus and less of Satan who is the father of pride, we would see lives radically changed. Not changed by our message or our standards, but by Jesus. Jesus stated in John 12, "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me." He was referencing the cross, and the cross is the centerpiece of the gospel for it was at the cross that Jesus set us free from the chains of sin.
There is no chain too big that Jesus cannot break, but we must get them to Jesus! We must show them Jesus. We are all broken. We are all sinners and will struggle with sin until the day we see Jesus. Remember your daily need of the grace of Jesus, and show the world around you the Savior willing to stoop down to where they are with love and break their chains. Show them the Savior who makes the accusers flee. Show them the Savior who will continue to forgive and heal. Show them the Savior who gives grace upon grace as they follow Him.
This world needs a remedy, and that remedy is Jesus Christ!
"There Is A Remedy" is a powerful song that reminds us that Jesus is the cure for all! We pray it encourages you throughout your week.