The downturns of life can create such a sad state of affairs that we wonder if God still wants us…. [In the story of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31),] Lazarus [winds up needing] nothing. The…rich man needs everything. He loses the lap of luxury and Lazarus discovers the lap of Abraham.
You may be [a Lazarus]. Not begging for bread, but struggling to buy some. Not sleeping on streets, but on the floor, perhaps? In your car sometimes? On a couch often? Does God have a place for people in your place?… God takes you however he finds you. No need to clean up or climb up. Just look up. God’s “whoever” policy has a “however” benefit.