The famous missionary
Elisabeth Elliot once told this story that always makes me cry, and I know it will touch your heart.
It was a minister in Scotland, of the Church of Scotland. They were having communion Sunday and the people came forward and knelt at the railing.
There was a crowd of people there and at the end of the crowd was a teenage girl with tears coming down her cheeks.
When the minister came and tried to give her the bread she shook her head, saying “no.” So the minister turned away, took the cup and gave the cup to the various people kneeling down.
When he came to this teenager again, she again shook her head and said “no” to the cup. The minister then said to her, “Take it lassie, it’s for sinners.”
What a beautiful thought that minister had, and he based it of course on the Bible. Because the Bible says, “The blood of Jesus Christ his Son purifies from all sin” (1 John 1:7). And, “If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all uncleanliness” (1 John 1:9).
If you have a load of guilt today, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, trust in His blood, and you will be forgiven.
“If you have a load of guilt today, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, trust in His blood, and you will be forgiven.”