Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Good stuff, BlackEagle -
It feels a bit like we are a BIG tag team here in the match between good and evil, doesn't it?
A deplorable incident occurred in the life of Mahatma Ghandi. He said in his autobiography that during his student days he was interested in the Bible. Deeply touched by reading the gospels, he seriously considered becoming a convert. Christianity seemed to offer the real solution to the caste system that was dividing the people of India. One Sunday he went to a church to see the minister and ask for instruction on the way of salvation and other Christian doctrines. But when he entered the sanctuary, the ushers refused him a seat and suggested that he go and worship with his own people. He left and never went back. "If Christians have caste differences also," he said to himself, "I might as well remain a Hindu."
I wonder how many times this has happened in a Christian church? I wonder how many potential brothers and sisters we have driven from our churches by making them feel uncomfortable with the color of their skin, or their last name, or what part of the world their ancestors came from?
Gal 3:26-28 (KJV);
“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”
That is the passage we should keep in our hearts when we have a visitor to our church. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female. There are no blacks, there are no Irish, there are no orientals, there are no Indians, there are no Native Americans when they visit one of our churches. There are no Germans, there are no Mexicans, there are no Spanish when they need a helping hand; they are ALL one in Christ Jesus or at the very least may become such
if we do not drive them away.
May God bless each one of us with an accepting heart.
Reason given by one of Obama's more intellectual supporters when asked why she voted for him:
"He gave me a PHONE!!"