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Sunday, September 30, 2018

God is Looking for You

September 30

(Luke 18:35-43 NIV) “As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. {36} When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. {37} They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." {38} He called out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" {39} Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" {40} Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, {41} "What do you want me to do for you?" "Lord, I want to see," he replied. {42} Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has healed you." {43} Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.”

With the incarnation and the cross, God reached down to save us. In perfect love, God sent His Son. When we finally get around to reaching up to Him, we can finally begin to appropriate God’s grace. Jesus gave His all. Thus, our guilt is taken away, our sin is atoned for, and God’s mercy pours forth like a flood. We cannot do anything to earn this grace, but we can do something to enable it -- we can kneel at the cross and acknowledge our sin. We can cry out to Him and ask for a touch. We don’t need to change so we can find God; we need to find God so we can change. God is not looking for some good people so he can make them better; He is looking for some sinful people so he can make them good. That means He is looking for you. Don’t let Him pass you by. Cry out to Him. Ask for a touch from Jesus. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

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