If any of us waited to get our act together
before coming to Christ,
we’d all still be waiting
We will never be good enough to approach God
on your own merit
That’s why we all need a Savior
And that’s why it’s called “asking Him into your heart”
We accept in our heart of hearts
that He is indeed the Savior
And we are the saved
His perfect sacrifice was the only thing
that could rescue us out of our mess
Thank you, my precious Lord,
Savior of the not good enough
Because You are
– Susie Stewart
Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented Himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put His love on the line for us by offering His Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to Him.
Romans 5:7-9 (MSG)
We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind.
– Isaiah 64:6 (NLT)
Don’t be mistaken; in and of ourselves we know we have little to offer, but any competence or value we have comes from God.
– 2 Corinthians 3:5 (VOICE)
Photo by Susie Stewart