God's Broken People!
Updated: Sep 26, 2019
God’s Broken People
There are many people in this world that think in order to come to God you have to have everything together, that you have to be perfect before you come to Him. This may be the perception of the world, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. When you look at the people that God chose, you can see that this isn’t true. God chose shepherds to be the first ones to tell people that the Savior had come.
Why is this important? Shepherds are messy people, they are in the fields with their sheep or livestock all the time. They ate where they ate, slept where they slept, and they smelled like they smelled. People were not too fond of these people so much so that they were some of the outcasts of society. Not for God though. He used the smelly people that no one wanted to deal with to proclaim that the Messiah was here. That wasn’t the only time that God chose someone that people didn’t like too much.
Jesus chose tax collectors. You have to understand that tax collectors weren’t liked very much back then. Let’s face it. Tax collectors aren’t thought very nicely about today. But God chose to use them to tell people about Him. The whole point of this is that Jesus didn’t wait until people had all their stuff together before He asked them to follow Him. He asked them to follow Him right where they were. Max Lucado writes in Just like Jesus.
“God loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus. ” We’re all broken people. If you have ever broken anything and glued it back together it was still broken. You just fixed it. We’re all broken; every person in this world is broken, but God didn’t leave us that way. He gave us a choice and that choice is Jesus Christ. Jesus is the glue that God used to put us back together. God loves you, mess and all; but when you allow Him to glue you back together, He’ll make you just like Jesus!
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