Whatever a man’s past life may have been, there is hope and a remedy
for him in Christ. If he is only willing to hear Christ’s voice and
follow Him, Christ is willing to receive him at once as a friend, and to
bestow on him the fullest measure of mercy and grace. The Samaritan
woman, the penitent thief, the Philippian jailor, the tax-collector
Zaccheus, are all patterns of Christ’s readiness to show mercy, and to
confer full and immediate pardons. It is His glory that, like a great
physician, He will undertake to cure those who are apparently incurable,
and that none are too bad for Him to love and heal. Let these things
sink down into our hearts. Whatever else we doubt, let us never doubt
that Christ’s love to sinners passes knowledge, and that Christ is as
willing to receive as He is almighty to save.
~ J.C. Ryle
Let the love of Christ dwell richly in your lives!