This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Hebrews 8:12 (ESV)
Today I am thinking about how God sees us as worthy.
For the past two weeks, we’ve been tracing Jesus’ steps before his crucifixion, and I was warmly reminded of when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples. Initially, when he moved to wash their feet, Peter in particular was confused.
He said, “Lord you will never wash my feet.” Yet, Jesus replied, “If I don’t wash you, you won’t belong to me.” Peter quickly responded, “Well then, Lord, wash my hands and my head as well!”
Recently I was talking about the importance of remaining hopeful. Here’s how that ties into this exchange between Peter and Christ.
Shortly after Jesus washed Peter’s feet and Jesus proclaimed that he was clean, Peter denied him three times. In other words, Jesus knew that Peter would betray him, yet he still claimed Peter as clean.
There are times we fall short, or we don’t do something in the moment that we know would be pleasing to Christ, or we sin outright. The great news though, is that we’re still worthy. It may take our natural mind a moment to reconcile that thought with our spiritual mind, but it is still true.
What situation are you holding onto today where you are questioning your worthiness? I would encourage you to release that into the hands of God and remember these words: “For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.” Hebrews 8:12 (ESV)
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So today, be free in knowing that you are worthy.
So many times we stay away from the Lord because we think we are too far gone for His forgiveness. Thank you for reminding us nothing separates us from His love!
Suan, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. I know when I feel as though I have fallen short, I can feel less worthy to go to God, but I have since learned that’s really the only place to turn.