04 April 2010

Not To The Healthy

It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."  ~Jesus (Mark 2:17)

My scheduled reading brought me to this passage over the weekend.  Whenever I read passages like this one, when Jesus zings the Pharisees, I often have thoughts like Ha!  Take that you hypocrites!  Thankfully this time I realized my sin of pride in that way.

The last few weeks have been very difficult for me.  I won't go into details right now because a) there's a lot to say and b) I take forever to type.  Just trust me when I say that down days have been more frequent than up days.

But the Lord has been gracious to me and continued to teach me.  When I understand that I am sick, that I am a sinner, then I understand the gospel better.  These last few weeks I have had a daily reminder (not always just physical!) of my own weakness and dependence.  

Jesus came to earth for me not because I can keep a household running smoothly or prepare wonderful meals or keep within a budget or sew clothes or teach my child or even spread the gospel in my own strength.  Nope.  He came to earth to live and die and live again for me to give me Himself so that I can do the work that He calls me to do in His strength.  He came to earth to live and die and live again for me because I am sick and need healing.  I am a sinner who needs a saviour.

He is worthy!


Cathy said...

I'll be praying for you extra this week, Friend. Hope you have a wonderful Easter.

Kelly said...

Please know you all are in our prayers. You are such an encouragement to me even in your weakness. I'll be praying the Lord will strengthen you physically, emotionally, and spiritually!

simplebeauty said...

I will keep praying for you! This is a wonderful reminder though. Sometimes I forget that I am still a sinner. Thank you for sharing! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! May God bless you all!

Cherith said...

Thanks for posting this, Cristy--a great reminder that I need every day! Praying for you!
Love, Cherith