Life has a way of corrupting us. I post this because it speaks to me…
I was that rose. In every way. Completely corrupted. It is such a joy to serve a God who is so patient and loving, and that actually, in His mercy, desires to sanctify me, equip me, and use me to represent Him. I am so humbled I hardly feel worthy…and yet he calls me.
Luke 5 20 When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”
John 8 11 And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”
Luke 5 30 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” 31 Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”