No words as I find myself before Jesus. Jesus who is too strong, too radical, too kind, too loving.
The challenge is for us to believe (John 6.36) in Him who is greater than any fear or failure, doubt or question, struggle or circumstance we could ever imagine.
From Jackie Pullinger’s “Chasing the Dragon”:
Ah King was nearly fifty and endured her prostitute’s life by taking heroin. Perhaps she had been led into prostitution to make money for her heroin habit. In any case the two were now inextricably combined and she was on a hopeless course. She knew who I was as I had walked by her for years.
I began to tell her about the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. How she was a prostitute but He, who was God’s Son, liked her and spoke kindly to her. I spoke of the religious people whom He was not so keen on, and how upset they were at Jesus’ manners in public, letting a soiled woman touch Him; how He had said to her, “Your sins are forgiven… go in peace.”
Ah King listened and believed. “That’s the Lord I want,” she cried.