'm not perfect. I have all kinds of problems. I have no ability. I have no gifts.
I'm just not worthy. Why would God want me?
Well, did you know that
Moses stuttered. David's
armour didn't fit. John Mark deserted Paul. Timothy had ulcers. Hosea's wife was a prostitute. Amos'
only training was in the school of fig-tree pruning. Jacob was a liar. David had
an affair. Solomon was too rich. Jesus was too poor. Abraham was too old. David was too
young. Peter was afraid of death. Lazarus was dead. John was self-righteous. Naomi was
a widow. Paul was a persecutor of the church. Moses was a murderer. Jonah ran from
God's will. Miriam was a gossip. Gideon and Thomas both doubted. Jeremiah was depressed
and suicidal. Elijah was burned out. John the Baptist was a loudmouth. Martha was a
worry-wart. Noah got drunk. Did I mention that Moses had a short fuse? So did Peter,
Paul - well, lots of folks did.
But God doesn't require a job interview for salvation.
He's our Heavenly Father. He doesn't look at financial gain or loss. He's not prejudiced
or partial, not judging, grudging, not deaf to our cry, not blind to our need. He
knows who we are and what we are and loves us in spite of ourselves