All Belong

James 2:1
My brothers and sisters, show no partiality as you adhere to the faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ.

Today’s lesson is that God views all of us as equal. All people deserve to be treated as God’s beloved daughters and sons. But this is sadly not how the world operates. We create systems of power, prestige and wealth that show partiality to the extreme. We separate who is in and who is out based on our beliefs, appearances or behaviors. But God treats everyone the same. As Jesus said, “God makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust” (Matthew 5:45). How can we work to change unfair structures that keep people in bondage? How can we show “no partiality” as we “adhere to the faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ”? How can we be agents of God’s unconditional love to all people? It starts with my next thought…and my next action.

Suggested song of the day– “All Are Welcome” on the Give Praise and Thanks album.
Hear free clips of Bill’s songs by clicking on Bill Tonnis’ Music on iTunes to the right.
CDs available by clicking “home” and then the “store” tab.
Remember…God loves you!


About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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