The following passage has been on my mind this week—I'm not sure why. Maybe it's simply to remind me of how wonderfully gracious Jesus is.
"When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance," (Mark 2:17, KJV).
The verse I've shared above was Jesus' response to those who criticized Him for eating with "sinners and tax collectors." (See Mark 2:16.)
I have been in a growing relationship with my Savior for quite some time, but I have not outgrown my need for His saving grace nor my need for repentance. I have not forgotten who I am without Him. I still need the Great Physician.
I am thankful He chooses to spend His time with me in spite of who I am, that He continuously calls me to repentance, and that I recognize His call to repent. It's amazing how much life changing impact dining with the Divine has on my life. I can't help but be changed when I am in His presence.