Today’s devotion is based on Luke 15:1,2: “Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, ‘This man receives sinners and eats with them.’”
Our relationship with God is not determined by our best behavior, being a nice person, or regularly attending church each Sunday. Our relationship with God is also not defined by our worst behavior, the times we have not been nice to others, or when we have neglected God. It has already been determined by the immeasurable love of God, who comes to us in all our imperfections, including those we are not even aware of. It has already been determined by a loving God who draws us near, even though we keep losing our way.
Please pray with me: Heavenly Father, we ask you to reach out to us with your love and acceptance, drawing us nearer to you. In the name of Jesus, we pray, Amen.