The saying of Jesus, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners” (17) caught my attention.
Jesus, in these parallel statements, equates healthy with righteous and sick with sinners. The suggestion is that if we think we are righteous we don’t need Jesus. But if we recognize that we are sinners Jesus is there to help us. The story which provides the context for this saying is the calling of Levi, a tax collector, and a party at his house where he introduces Jesus to his tax collector friends. Jesus is willing to spend time with these folks because He knows that many recognize that they have need of Him.
To this day Jesus remains a doctor to souls... and anyone who recognizes that they need a Savior (a doctor) will find Jesus willing to make a house call.
If you recognize a spiritual need... reach out to Jesus. I am certain that He will come to you as He came to me years ago.
Oh, Lord, show us how much we need You and how willing You are to come and save us. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.