As you are. Not as you should be.

Come as you are, that’s how I want you.
Come as you are, feel quite at home.
Close to my heart, loved and forgiven;
come as you are, why stand alone?

No need to fear, love sets no limits.
No need to fear, love never ends.
Don’t run away, shamed and disheartened.
Rest in my love, trust me again.

I came to call sinners, not just the virtuous.
I came to bring peace, not to condemn.
Each time you fail to live by my promise,
why do you think I’d love you the less?

Come as you are, that’s how I love you.
Come as you are, trust me again.
Nothing can change the love that I bear you.
All will be well, just come as you are.

(composed by Deidre Browne)

What if the only people who ever get cleaned up, are the ones that know they already stand in the winner’s circle? What if Jesus lived as we should be, so we can come as we are?

1 John 4:16-19, John 15:3, Psalm 103:1-12

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