Revealed to babes

25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.

I had the very great privilege of preaching again at the local homeless shelter, Lighthouse Mission, in Bellingham. Don’t think I’m anything great – my pastor actually works there and occasionally calls me to fill in if someone isn’t going to show up. I preached on the woman at the well (read this here) and I noticed that I had no problem with receptiveness! It was electric, and a lot of people had a lot of great comments. I remember other conversations with more educated and affluent persons, and the whole idea of law and gospel, guilt and forgiveness, seems ancillary and unneeded at best. I remember how the sinners all loved to follow Jesus around while the pharisees complained about it (Luke 15:1-2), and it seems that God is still in the very same love affair with ragamuffins as ever.

Thank You God! I am one! I identify with these, I stand in great need of Your grace and mercy! I am humbled to be numbered among them. I know I am not even worthy of this! I only claim Your grace and Your blood, it is my only confession.

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