Come to Jesus despite your past
Jesus.......called her to Him.” Luke 13:12 NKJV
Despite where you have come from, who your parents were, what you have done or what has been done to you, Jesus is calling you.
Religion isn’t calling you. The government isn’t calling you. Doctors aren’t calling you. Solicitors aren’t calling you. Your answers are not found in the systems of men but in Jesus and Jesus asks you to come to Him.
This is what Jesus promised:
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]
Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and] recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.
For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good—not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne” (Matt. 11:28-30 AMPC).
Nothing that this world has to offer can help you. That’s the message that people with a past in the New Testament are telling you.
Matthew, the despised tax-collector, was called to Jesus. Saul, of Tarsus, the self-described chief of sinners because he actively sought out and killed Christians, was chosen by Jesus. Mary Magdalene, who had 7 demons controlling her and was presumably a prostitute, was called by Jesus.
You may have been abused, molested, had an unplanned pregnancy, bullied – and never told anyone of the pain in your life but Jesus cares. Jesus is calling you regardless. Jesus doesn’t care about your past –He only cares for your future. He sees what you will become when grace has worked in your life.
Put your name into the equation.
The good news is, when Jesus saves you, you no longer have a past—you only have a future.