here there is not greek and jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all. [colossians 3:11]
we are all one in Christ.
“we are free to serve and tell everybody that anyone can come to the arms of the father” -marc sikma
we live in a time and a world that shows that you have to choose sides, be red or blue, black or white. you are free from the weight of deciding who to love and who to not. it is simple: love everyone. the enemy wants to spread division any way he can, but in that he keeps you chained to the world and the way of the flesh when you ‘choose’ a side. satan wants you to be caught up in determining and classifying the who, but in Christ we are free from that burden.
but now in Christ Jesus, you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. for he himself is our peace, who made both groups into one, and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in his flesh the enmity, which is the law of commandments contained in ordinances, that in himself he might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace, and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity. and he came and preached peace to you who were far away, and peace to those who were near; for through him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. [eph 2:13-18]
you were the one who was formerly far off and now has been brought near by the blood of Christ. today, as you consider the ‘anyone’ in your life that can run to the arms of the Father, may it embolden you to run to his arms in gratitude that you too are a new creation, an ‘anyone’ who ran to the arms of the father once and always can. pray boldly for the ‘anyones’ in your life who are in need of the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
~ holly russell