“Come unto me” were Jesus’ words (Matthew 11:28). He said those words to the multitudes. It was an open invitation; those words crossed nationalities, time zones, and millenniums.
How does that make you feel? Can you accept his invitation? Do not make excuses about your past, about your birthplace, your parents, or even your actions.
God did not give up on Moses when he killed an Egyptian. Nor did he give up when Moses said get Aaron to do it. God did not abandon the widow at Zarephath when she was down to her last meal. The Lord saved a harlot and her family because she hid two spies. Her kindness placed her in the genealogy of our Lord.
Our Lord still used Peter after he denied knowing Jesus and cursing. John Mark deserted the mission field, yet he was essential for the ministry later. Then there was the woman at the well. She failed in marriage five times, but God still reached out to her.
Sin is forgivable, but forgiveness requires a step of faith. Simply ask God to forgive whatever sin you have committed. This is your opportunity to have the guilt removed from God’s memory.
Have you ever known Jesus to turn away a sincere seeker? There are no “turn aways” recorded in the Bible. Nicodemus came to the Lord by night so no one would know. He later joined Joseph of Arimathea in preparing the crucified Lord for burial.
The past is forgivable for God. All it takes is a big swallow of pride and an outstretched arm for help. Peter reached out to Jesus when he was sinking, and Jesus extended his hand to help. That is what Jesus does—help. Help is always available to a trusting heart.
The Lord knows and watches all his children all the time.