Saturday, October 1, 2011

Jesus Can Clean You Up

Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.  I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” ~ Luke 5:31-32

My Irish ancestors on my dad's side of the family came to this country in search of a better life.  On my mother's side, it was her father who crossed the border in order to escape the Mexican Revolution.  Most of us in this country are here because those who came before us dreamed of a better life.

Two thousand years ago, people had similar dreams of escaping bad situations.  A few were brave enough to fight the crowds, just to get a shot at touching Jesus and becoming healed.  At times, Jesus showed his followers it was more important to help others than it was to follow rules.

I can relate to these lost people who turned to Jesus for help.  Jesus had a way of seeing through the walls people put up to hide dark secrets.  When Jesus met the woman at the well, He told her He knew the man she was living with was not her husband.  He mentioned she had five husbands.  It's probable the whole town knew this woman was a sinner.  That's why she went to the well for her water at an irregular time so she could avoid people.  Her people weren't on good terms with the Jews.  Jesus didn't care about this.  Instead, He focused on helping a woman who was lost.

Do you want Jesus to reveal Himself to you?  He will give you so much more than water at a well.  He told the woman He could give her living water, something that would last forever.  He gives this freely to anyone who asks.  If you think you're healthy, you won't ask a doctor for help.  If you won't admit you've strayed, you won't ask Jesus to give you the living water you need.

The woman who met Jesus at the well is like the naked caveman in the story of Luke.  Both needed healing and Jesus went out of His way to find them and cleanse them.  Once they were touched by Jesus, they spent the rest of their lives telling others about all the good Jesus had done for them.

Would you like some living water?  Tell Jesus you're sorry for your mistakes and ask Him to forgive you.  Invite Him into your heart and get ready for a new life.  All you have to do is ask and you will receive.

1 comment:

Stacey Rudge said...

Love it! You are on a roll Mike, keep up the great work. GOD sees your heart and is stacking up the blessings for you and your family!