Not him, he's from the wrong side of town.
Not that couple, their skin's the wrong color.
Not that guy because I met his mom and you should have heard how she talked.
Not that teenager. I saw where she lived once. Girl, let me tell you ...
Not the boy over there either. He's ... well, let me put it this way ... not that smart.
Not him. He has a tattoo.
Not her. She wears skirts a little too short. Or that kid in black, because he plays video games. Or them, they like foreign cartoons.
But now that couple. They're perfect. Clean. Employed. Decent.
Jesus came to save the lost, my friend, not the middle class. He spoke to the lowest of the low, the doctors, the lawyers, the homeless. He saved a woman taken in adultery, a tax collector, a man filled with demons.
He judged not, condemned not, never turned a blind eye. He didn't cross the street to the other side, holding his nose. But walked in the filth, the rejection, the utter hopelessness of the prostitute, the drug addict, the man so wealthy he couldn't let go.
He became an Outcast, so that we could become a Member. He became forsaken, so that we could become Accepted. He took on the weight of a world of sin and risked separation from His Father, so that we could experience the Life we were too blind right then to see.
Still are, most days.
He gave ALL, so that we could receive ALL. So the cripple could walk again. So the deaf could hear again. So the mentally ill could experience freedom and peace. So the hurting need never hurt again. He came to bind up the wounds, remove the ache, and place man in a position of authority over the works of the enemy, where he can live abundantly above all he could ever ask or think. (Ps 147:3;Lk 10:19;Eph 3:20)
Think of that next time you decide God can't use someone else.
And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. (Mt 9:10-13)
Suzanne D. Williams
Suzanne Williams Photography
Suzanne Williams is a native Floridian, wife, and mother, with a penchant for spelling anything, who happens to love photography.