When we realize that the gospel is a proclamation of good news, then we become heralds who interact face-to-face with those to whom the message relates.
Did God make a mistake when he made me? Are his promises for me too? Or just for men?
We must stop spouting ideals that are merely that- thoughts in our head with no real-world impact. When the Bible tells us to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, it’s reminding us that love is not just an idea or a feeling. It is with our strength too.
Even though it feels like we live in a man’s world, we don’t. Men don’t own it even though some may claim it as their territory.
“Mommy, can we go to the store and buy food for people who don’t have a home?” I was taken aback by my daughter’s request as we pulled out of her preschool parking lot. “Of course. Let’s do it now,” I said.
When scripture says God so loved the world, it doesn't mean he loves only the wealthy or the male or the American or the white skinned or the baby after a certain stage of development or the heterosexual person or the citizen or the people who contribute financially/are beneficial to society.
Hands were meant to grasp, fingers to intertwine, eyes to be seen, feet to walk, mouths to speak, and there are no exceptions. That means you, you refugee.