John Bradshaw - She Didn't Avoid Him
Look at this amazing verse and let it encourage you. Luke 7:37, it's speaking about a woman, that the Bible writer says straight out is a sinner. We think this is Mary Magdalene. “And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil.” - Luke 7:37 NKJV
So, doctor Luke doesn't beat around the bush: she's a sinner. So notice, she knew where Jesus was, and she went to him. She didn't avoid him. She didn't say, "He doesn't want to be bothered by someone like me". No, she went right to him! She understood that if she was going to find mercy and grace, she needed to be in the presence of Jesus. And that's true for you and me - don't stay away from Jesus. All sinners need to know that they can come to Jesus just as they are. I'm John Bradshaw for It Is Written.