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He Meets Us Where We Are

In Amy Carmichael's Edges of His Ways for today, she shared a thought that was beautiful, in relation to reading the Bible.

Using the analogy of a light shining on a body of water, whether the sun, moon, or a bright planet such as Venus, she said that from where a person was standing, they would see a path beginning--no matter if a hundred people stood in different places along the shore.

In the same way Amy said that no matter where people read from the Bible, they would find a path leading them from that place, straight to the heart of God.

That made me think of the fact that God meets all of us where we are and that the same thing applies. Thank goodness that we don't have to reach an exalted status spiritually to come to God, but simply have to have an open heart. Then, if we will only look up we will see a shining path leading to him.

Mark 2:15-17 (New Living Translation)
15 Later, Levi invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners. (There were many people of this kind among Jesus’ followers.) 16 But when the teachers of religious law who were Pharisees saw him eating with tax collectors and other sinners, they asked his disciples, “Why does he eat with such scum?”
17 When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”

Comments

Leann said…
this reminds me of a story of a man,s testimony I read once long ago.I was complaining about the begot,s.or the this one begot that one and so forth.
I said Lord why would people call their kids so dumb a names.I couldnt even say some of them.to I stopped and moved on.
well a few days later the Lord answered me.
i read this story.
the man was giving his testimony.he was saying all God had done over the years.
and some one asked him how he got saved?he said very matter of fact "by reading the begots!
I just sat there,cause while I was complaining I said why did you put them in here Lord?well I got my answer."to save that man..."
now Iam sure if they had not been in there he would have been saved any way.but we will never know.and one day Ill ask the Lord...and I have never complained about them again.althow I still think some of the names are dumb.

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