It was the final game of the year. The team that won the game would receive the victor’s trophy for the season. But the star running back broke the team curfew and was benched – unable to play.
It was a difficult game and the team fell behind. However, the students began to rally support for the benched player and started to chant, "We want Roger! We want Roger!"
Looking at the benched player, the coach motioned to him. He jumped up and said, "I'm ready Coach, I'm ready!"
"Great," said the coach. "Go up into the stands. They want you more than I do."
Jesus said, "Those who come to me I will never reject." This verse should give us an assurance of how welcome we are to enter into the presence of God.
It does not matter where we have been or what we have done, none of our behaviors or beliefs will cause Him to reject us. His arms are open, His voice is calling and His invitation is to "whosoever will."
Our coming to Christ is never conditioned by who we are but who He is and what He has done.
Prayer: We thank You, Father, that Your grace, mercy and salvation are extended to those who hear Your voice and accept Your invitation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. John 6:37