The question of the day is this: Got ugly parts? Don’t we all?
Even if you show me yours I’ll refuse to show you mine. My ugly parts are … well, ugly.
But there is one who touches our ugly parts. He is the God of the Universe. He is the one who is in love with you, He knows all about you and He cares deeply about you and me and every area of our lives.
I love this insight from Max Lucado’s book Grace.
“Jesus touched the stinky, ugly parts of his disciples. Knowing He came from God, knowing He was going to God, knowing He could arch an eyebrow or clear His throat and every angel in the universe would snap to attention, knowing that all authority was His, He exchanged his robe for the servant’s wrap, lowered himself to knee level and began to rub away the grime, the grit and the grunge their feet had collected on the journey.”
~Max Lucado, Grace
And He continues that today. He does that for you and for me.
He sees the dirt, the grime, the soars, the fungus and the ingrown toenails, and He loves us anyway. He washes all the dirt and ugly away when we come to Him.
What is clinging to your life? What habits have you picked up that cling to you like a bad smell?
What is your greatest need? What is your worst moment in life? What is your greatest sin?
Come to the one who stands ready to wash it all away just for the asking.
He makes the ugly parts beautiful once again.
He turns our dirt into dignity.
He touches our ugly parts and redeems those scars and mars.
Can you trust him?
You bet you can.
“All have sinned and fall short of God’s perfect plan. But we find justification as a gift from God because of the redemptive work of The Christ, God’s one and only son.”
(Romans 3:23-24 Paraphrased by PMB)
P Michael Biggs
One Word at a Time