June 22, 2020
Today's devotion is based on Matthew 9:13, "[Jesus said] "For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
There is a website where people can confess their sins without anyone knowing who they are. Thousands of people take advantage of the site every day. But Jesus is already aware of all of them, whether or not we confess them to him. When Jesus approached a man named Matthew to call him as a disciple, he was well aware of Matthew's deserved reputation as a "sinner." Yet he assured him that sinners like Matthew were precisely the type of people for whom Jesus had come. He came to call sinners into God's kingdom.
Whatever your skeletons, whatever your secrets, whatever your sins, you don't need to be afraid of them. Jesus calls you to confess those sins to him, knowing that he offers full and free forgiveness.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, as you hear me confess my deepest sins, draw my eyes to the Savior who forgave them so that I will know the peace, that only he can give. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.