I’ll come when I get it together – Jesus loves you Come as you are I’ll come when I can give more – Jesus calls Come as you are I’ll come when I get married – The Lord beckons Come as you are I’ll come when I fix myself up – You’re welcome now Come as you are I’ll come when I finish school – Jesus urges Come as you are I’ll come when I get a better job – The Lord invites Come as you are I’ll come when I stop my bad habits – Jesus assures Come as you are When you come to Jesus surely, you won’t stay as you are because the Lord guides with pure love, and gives life more abundantly

How fortunate that God doesn’t focus on the outward but rather He looks in the hearts. We read in Judges 11 about the judge, Jephthah, who was the son of an harlot – Judges 11:1 – KJV. He was thrust out because of his bloodline. We can only imagine the sorrow that Jephthah bore from being banished from his homeland. What a cruel reality. He fled from those who made it clear that he was despised. The Bible tells us that in process of time, the children of Ammon made war against Israel. In the battle situation, whom did Israel seek? Jephthah, the son of an harlot. Yes, the man who was tossed out because of his heritage. The elders, no less, went to fetch Jephthah to become their captain. What?! Jephthah chided the elders; he reminded them that they’d thrust him out of their midst. He questioned the elders about their hatred of him and then their subsequent choice to request Jephthah to be their captain. Yes, indeed heContinue reading »