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Not Just Anyone, But Everyone

Not Just Anyone, But Everyone

When it comes to our kids, my wife and I don’t let just anyone watch them. Even though we are surrounded by a large amount of skilled, qualified and affordable babysitting options, we find ourselves having some pretty strict reservations when it comes to the care of our two precious (and hyper) boys. We have issues.

However, when we look to our Father in Heaven, we see that even though He could have multiple issues with us, He does not.  Instead, what we find is not only this overwhelming value God has for all of us, but an amazing opportunity as well.

First, we see Paul point out that it is God;

“who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved) and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” – Ephesians 2:4-7

We also read that God views you and I as a sought after treasure and in the Psalms we read that His thoughts towards us are precious and innumerable.

But, haven’t you ever wondered why God doesn’t just burst through the clouds in thunder, lightning and surround sound; declaring Himself to the world to be the One True and Living God? It would probably make the news from CNN to ESPN! Everyone would have no excuse but to finally have the proof they needed to believe in Him and dedicate their lives to worship Him. Sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it?  Instead, God chooses to reveal Himself in a different way and here is where you come in.

God has chosen you and I to partner with Him in His ministry. His hope is that we would share His message, reflect His love, extend His grace, and be used to care for and support each other.

The Apostle John explains;

“We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren.” – 1 John 3:14

This means that our love for one another is the proof and evidence of our own salvation.

What this indicates is that God is not only entrusting us with the care and well-being of His kids, but also asking us to be an extension and reflection of His great love. That is quite a responsibility but knowing that we find the ability we need in His Spirit, we can link arms with each other, look to Jesus, and rest in who He is transforming us to be. Just like Him.

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