Monday, April 14, 2014

Qualified for Jesus

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son (Jesus), so that everyone (that’s you and me) who believes in him may not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 emphasis mine

Have you ever felt that you weren’t good enough for Jesus or maybe felt that you didn’t know the right words when you pray?   Maybe you look at others in church and you feel that they know more about the Bible than you and you feel totally lost or inadequate.

I don’t think you are alone in thinking that.

Isn’t it funny how we think there are rules about what qualifies or disqualifies someone for acceptance by Jesus?  The truth is that no one is good enough for Jesus but because Jesus himself paid the price on the cross, he made us all good enough.   When Jesus died, the curtain was torn in two; the things that separate us from the Holy of Holies have been rent apart for all eternity.  Not only that, God, in the form of the Holy Spirit came to live within the hearts of all believers everywhere.

The God who created the stars in the sky and the grains of sand on the beach is now no further than a whisper or a thought away.    We don’t need to know special words or certain rituals to connect with Jesus.  We simply need to know Jesus and that and that alone is what qualifies us. 

What do you think?

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