Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Dear fellow redeemed by Christ, "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him." These are the very words of our Lord. They are poignant words. But have you ever really stopped to think about them at all, even in the slightest?
There are people out there who would call themselves Christians (and some perhaps rightly so) who would like you to believe—and even tell you right out—that they are Christian because of something they have done. They claim Jesus Christ as their Lord (or better yet, their "personal Savior") because they have made Him that way. Yet, here He is, the One they claim that they have made Lord, saying something which goes against their creed. It even attacks it at the very core. "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him."