“Well,” answered Calvin, “I’m not sure. But someone’s out there trying to get me!”
He was absolutely right. God is out there and He is trying to get everyone!
Jesus said, “I came to seek and to save the lost!” He initially made this statement in His meeting with Zacchaeus. And if you recall, as a tax collector, he was in one of the most unpopular professions of his day. But it didn’t matter to Jesus: He was always seeking to save the lost. This was His message and His mission. Zacchaeus was just as valuable to God as anyone and everyone else. In fact, Jesus was out to “get him.”
No matter who we are or what we have done or are doing, Jesus wants us for His own. It is not what we know or who we know that will save us. Remember – Zacchaeus was a son of Abraham, the religious elite. But that could not save him. It was his faith in the Savior. Only our personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ can save us from our sin.
We must never forget that God is “out to get” everyone to know, love and accept His Son as their Savior. And, how can He do this? By abiding in us, being with us and working through us.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, thank You for our salvation and the opportunity to work with You to reach others. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Luke 19:10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”