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Devotion - June 24, 2019

Galatians 3:26-29


For in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to the promise.


Reflection Duke Yaguchi


Commonly, we know that when you drop a pebble in a pond, the ripples echo in an ever-widening circle. Since Jesus was a Jew, He first spent time with Jewish men, His disciples. Then women. Then Gentiles. Now Paul continues to push the ripples of Christ out from the beginnings of Christ to say that anyone can become part of the family of Christ through faith.


It is a sad contradiction that so many believers have divided themselves and separated themselves from other believers because they think their faith is right and the faith held by others is wrong. Aren't all believers in Christ part of the same family? Perhaps, but families do have their dysfunctions, don't they?


Prayer


Dear God. Let us see other denominations and other views, not as different, but simply another ripple echoing in an ever-widening wave of God's love. Amen.



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