Thursday, August 25, 2005

Jesus is for Losers

Jesus, the ultimate revolutionary, didn’t come to help those of you who think you’ve got it all together.

Jesus didn’t come for those of you who are ‘not that bad’.

Jesus didn’t come for those of you who, on your way to church Sunday mornings, drive by your neighbor working in the yard and think, “Look at them. They need to be going to church. God must be really proud of me.”

In fact, Jesus didn’t come for those who are always first in line, always concerned about themselves, always strutting and prancing, trying to move up in the pecking order.

To be brutally honest, to quote the Messiah Himself, he said, “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.” [Mt. 16:25]

Jesus came for losers. Those who knew they had nothing to give, nothing to offer, nowhere else to go. Those that were always picked last. Leftovers, rejects, outcasts.


He didn’t come to build a country club, but an emergency room. Filled with those who know they are bankrupt and not to proud to accept the handout of amazing grace. But more than prostitutes, whores, thieves, tax collectors, and fishermen.

He comes for the weary single parent, struggling to get help from her ex.

He comes for the girl who’s given herself away in hopes for someone to look her in the eye…not at her body.

He comes for the lonely one at school who feels the worst in a crowd, so he sits at home at his computer looking for something to satisfy.

If you've pretty much got it all together, I don't have anything for you.

But...if you're at the end, if you've exhausted your possibilities, if you've run out of your own steam and strength....if you're at the end of yourself....there's good news.

Stay tuned for the New Revolution. ..


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