“But when Simon Peter saw that, he fell down at Jesus’ feet, saying, ‘Go away from me Lord, for I am a sinful man’” (Luke 5:8)!
In the presence of the Holy, we immediately see ourselves in the mirror of accountability. In contrast to a contented self-righteousness, it is this very state of profound brokenness and shameful self-awareness that we find ourselves in a position to be best used by God. While our unworthiness is a fact, it is an unacceptable excuse for being actively engaged in service. The good news is Jesus does not turn his back on sinners. In fact, he seeks them out not only to forgive them but to recruit them into the service of reaching other sinners. Sinless saints will never be as effective in speaking to others as will sinners saved by grace.