"'Come as you are,' a loving Father says to each of us, but He adds, 'Don’t plan to stay as you are.'" -Jeffery Holland
Thinking today about the wonderfully inclusive plan of the Lord, who ate with sinners, had compassion on the sick, healed the outcasts, and noticed the invisible. He is the true source of tolerance and acceptance that the world desires so deeply. But, instead of offering the false compassion of the world, telling us we are happy in sin, illness or bondage, the Lord offers us more. He does not have to lie to us to appease our guilt or lack. He can accept us as we are, knowing He can make more of us than we thought we could be.
Feeling grateful for the freedom that comes through Him. Freedom to be loved now AND freedom to change for the better. He is the way. -xoxo Johanna