For whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.
Equality and inclusion are two catchwords prevalent in today’s culture. Different people groups clamor for acknowledgment and justice, for the rights they believe they are due.
At the foot of the cross, the ground is level. Every one of us brings our sinfulness, our brokenness, and our desperate need for a Savior. All of us are undeserving with nothing and no one to recommend us. We stand as equals.
No one has ever been rejected at the cross. Peter declared that God did not show partiality towards certain types of people (Acts 10:34), and Jesus demonstrated that truth in His earthly ministry.
He healed the leprous outcast as compassionately as he spoke to Nicodemus – a wealthy man in a powerful position. Doctors and business people were counted among His followers – as were unlearned fishermen, tax collectors, and political zealots.
He included children, women, Samaritans, the poor, and the diseased. The cross of Calvary is all access to all people, off-limits to no one. “Whoever” calls on Jesus will be saved.
If you have ever felt unseen, unheard, discounted and discarded, know that you are welcome at the cross. Jesus waits with open arms to embrace you, to call you His very own child, and to make you a vital member of His great big family. You are accepted in the Beloved.
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. Jesus fought for you! Come to Calvary to find the love and belonging you crave. Praise the One Who will never turn you away or let you go!
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