The other night we were watching the television show "Once Upon A Time" (we're a little behind, we need a good bingewatching session). In the middle of one of the episodes was a line I quickly wrote down.
It's hard to be a savior when no one wants you to save them.
That is so true. I remember having a discussion with students about serving years ago and more than one said they like to serve if someone needs help. If the person doesn't look like they need help or don't acknowledge they need help the students said they were likely to do nothing.
Thankfully Jesus doesn't operate this way. He recognizes our need for Him and seeks us out even before we know we need Him.
God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. ~ I John 4:9-10 (NLT)
We can't wait for people to want a savior. Sometimes we have to help people even when they won't acknowledge they need help.
Don't wait. Shine your light.