When we began Mavuno Church, we felt God was calling us to reach out to people who would not fit in any traditional church: People who had real issues. We wanted to give our generation the message that in God they could find their purpose, and that coming to Him was the key that unlocked their huge potential. We wanted them to know that God had not given up on them: That they didn’t need to be super-saints to have audience with God. That God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
Jesus knew that his followers had real issues. Judas would betray him and Peter would disown him. The rest would all run away. He was troubled and concerned about this. And yet he didn’t give up on them. Even after they had failed him, they each had a choice to get back up again and to return to Jesus. Peter did. Judas didn’t.
Lord, thanks for Your unconditional love, despite my many issues. And give me a true love for people who have issues. May they experience Your love and acceptance when they hear me speak. Help me not to give up on anyone that you would not give up on. AMEN