(Leviticus 26-27, Mark 2)
And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17 ESV)
A.W. Tozer said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” The more I meditate on this statement, the more I understand it’s truth. What we think about God defines us, and defines us absolutely. And what we think about ourselves colors and shapes everything else.
Jesus only calls the sinner. He only came for the sick. It’s possible that our “goodness” gets in the way of hearing His voice. Our inflated sense of self intercepts hearing His voice. The only ones who could be, and can be, called by Jesus are the ones who will admit their great need. If we can’t see our own need, which we are living and breathing, then we will never see our Savior.
We are all desperate. We are all helplessly caught. Maybe you have prayed, but your vision of Jesus has become blurred. Let your true state come into focus and you will see again! Throw off all self-imposed blindness. If we can admit we are sinners, we can be saved. And if we will be honest about our sickness, we can all be healed. We are much more desperate than we know. And knowing more of God, will require that we are more aware of our own need. But He’s worth it!