When choosing a new place to live, we like things to be move-in ready, don’t we?
We want a home where we don’t need to make any repairs. We don’t want to deal with wonky stairs, leaky faucets, frightful wallpaper, or dated fixtures.
We shy away from a house that requires a lot of work. We think: let someone else take on that mess. We want something in perfect condition.
We seem to have a built-in bias against any product that has a few “issues.” When we see something at a store that is discounted and marked “As-Is,” we don’t want it. We figure there’s something wrong with it.
Thankfully, God doesn’t see us that way.
He takes us as-is.
He doesn’t mind our messes, broken places, wonky personalities, quirks, or frightful attitudes.
God doesn’t shy away from our “issues.” He takes us as we are.Read more