That is the title of a hymn penned by Charlotte Elliott.  Each verse begins with the words ‘just as I am’ and ends with ‘O lamb of God I come, I come’.  It echoes the sentiment in the Bible that no matter what our condition, we will be accepted by God.  All we have to do is come to Him.  We do not have to achieve a required level of perfection or even a degree of goodness.  All He asks is that we come, imperfections and all.

    That does not mean He expects us to stay in the condition or attitude in which we approached Him.  We have to acknowledge our sin and repent or turn away from them, ask His forgiveness and understand that the only reason we can be accepted is that Jesus died for our sins on the cross at Calvary.  There are no good deeds that we can do that will make us any more acceptable to God.

    Jesus died for all my sins, but I need to repent.  That is the reason I am acceptable in God’s eyes and the reason I can come ‘just as I am’.

    

Published by Ray Richards