Today’s Verse, Galatians 3:28
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Reflections on Today’s Verse
How do you stand out as a Christian in this time when division has rocked every place? All around the world, schism is the order of the day. The poor are oppressed by the rich; social discrimination, Blacks against Whites; racism, Christianity against other religions; religious segregation, Catholics against Adventists; inter-denominational conflicts.
We walk along borders of hostility where any toe that goes astray is punished with severity. The world has become an unbearable place. We are not humans anymore. But Paul gives us hope when he says that in Christ Jesus we are one. If we trust in him, he will surely unite the world.
Dear Lord, I ask you to look over your people with compassion. I pray that you may bring unity to the world. Help us to unite in you and never to live in dissension with each other. Give us your heavenly sent ability to treat others with decency and never to discriminate them. Help us to understand that our differences are merely a decoration and from it should our strength. Above all, we pray for your everlasting peace that is beyond our human understanding. Amen.