Wednesday, June 20, 2018

One - Yet Everyone

There is an ongoing argument in society that is contradictory, even confusing. There are those who say, “One size fits all. We are all the same.” In other words there are no differences in our needs. What affects me affects everyone else and what matters to me matters to everyone else.
The others say, “I’m different and cannot be compared to anyone else and no one can understand me or my needs but me. So, don’t try to force me into someone else’s box!”
Who’s right? Both. Each of us is different from everyone else, yet in the eyes of God we all have the same needs.
The Psalmist cried, “May Your unfailing love come to me, Lord, Your salvation according to Your promises.” There can be little doubt that when he looked at his life and his particular issues he wanted God to recognize him. Perhaps he saw his sins as being more hideous and harmful than everyone else’s and the problems he created for himself as more difficult to solve and more painful than anyone else’s. So, he singled himself out and wanted the Lord to be sure that His “unfailing love” would include even Him.
And of course it did. When Jesus said that “God so loved the world,” He was as much a part of that world as anyone else. We sometimes forget that the cross of Christ is the great “leveler” of mankind. No one is above His cross and certainly no one is beyond it.
Prayer: Thank You, Father, for a love that has no limits or favorites. Thank You for including each of us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 119:41 May your unfailing love come to me, Lord, your salvation, according to your promise;

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