Drawn To Jesus

“Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to Him to hear Him.” Luke 15:1
“And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, ‘This man receives sinners and eats with them’.” Luke 15:2

I marvel at how Jesus – so holy, pure, divine – could draw the exact opposite kind of folks (like me) to Himself . . .and continue to draw them to this day.

Oh Lord, help us receive all those You came for, in Your same Spirit and love. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Well Received

The crowds were forming
bigger than the Pharisees drew

His words were flowing
in a manner that grew

hope and life from what
was crushed and pressed

that gave forgiveness,
freedom and love’s rest.

With What We Have

“Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” Luke 3:9
“So the people asked him, saying, “What shall we do then?” Luke 3:10

John the Baptist goes on to tell the people that if they have two tunics and someone has none, to give one away. Same goes with food. Tax collectors weren’t to collect more than they should. And soldiers weren’t to intimidate or falsely accuse, being content with their wages. (Luke 3:11-14)

Thank You, Lord, that in order to bear fruit, we don’t need to have more, be more or give more than what You have already given us. And here’s a simple poem . . .

What To Bear

Extra canned goods
clutter the pantry

unworn clothes
hang about

asking to be blessings
instead of burdens

I basket them up
and head on out.

There Are Many

“Now it happened, as He was dining in Levi’s house that many tax collectors and sinners also sat together with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many and they followed Him.” Mark 2:15

I’m one of those many sinners that followed Him.

Oh Lord, help me not to build pretenses, cliques and barriers that would keep anyone from following You. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Keeping A Path Cleared

I’m a simple sinner
following the Sinless Son
I’m flawed and weak
You are the perfect One.
May I never elevate myself
and unwittingly block the view
that would keep someone from coming
straight on after You.

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