RCL Daily Devotion for Saturday, September 14, 2019
RCL Daily Devotions written by R. Fergus Moir from RCL Worship Resources (see more).
God is not exclusive. There is no in-crowd, no elite. No one person is above or below anyone else, and everyone, and I mean everyone is welcome in God’s family. Jesus called his disciples to go out beyond the confines of Israel and share the good news with people far and wide, and there were no criteria for who was worthy to receive God’s redemption and grace.
Growing up, I was never part of the in-crowd. I just wasn’t cool enough. I was bookish, not athletic, socially awkward, and I couldn’t dance. I mean at all. But in my church family, I was just that: family. Loved unconditionally for who I was no matter what.
This is the beloved community, the body of Christ, in which all are welcome. There is one flock, one shepherd, and everyone is equally cool in God’s eyes.
How can I extend God’s welcome to someone who isn’t like me?
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