By Katelyn S. Bolds, Staff Member
“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.” Romans 15:7 NIV
In today’s age, we have been trained to look at others and notice what makes us different. We have been trained by our culture to celebrate individuality over all–know what makes YOU special. And as a part of God’s creation, you are special. But a focus on praising uniqueness and the individual misses out on the bigger picture.
We are all unique, but we are also all the same in one important way. We are all fallen into sin, separated from our Heavenly Father. Instead of looking at differences, let’s join together with our fellow humans and accept one another in love. For all of us are fallen from God and desparately need Him.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to show acceptance to everyone. Give me your eyes to see the hurt and broken around me and the mercy and wisdom to share you with them. Amen.