Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It Takes All God's Children

Hebrews 11:40 -- “For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us.”
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God has a plan. His children, all Christians, are part of that plan. Though we can all have personal relationship with Him and he has a plan specialized for each of us as individuals -- He also has a plan for us as a whole. God intended for the Christian community to be a solid unit, to look after each other and to celebrate and worship together.

This connection goes far beyond prejudices -- sex, race, nor any of the details matter to God when He calls on His people. We are all His children. Do you see your Christian neighbor, friend, enemy in that light? We are all God’s children -- we are all brothers and sisters in Christ.

I want to take it one step more -- Hebrews 11 is often known as “Faith’s Hall of Fame.” All of the great men and women of faith throughout the Bible are mentioned, from Abraham to Moses to David and many in between. Do you understand what Hebrews 11:40, the last verse in the chapter, is saying?

These great names, who showed great faith, has yet to receive all God has promised. They, all of these famous Biblical names, will not reach perfection without us! That means you! As a Christian, your name is in Faith’s Hall of Fame. It takes everyone of us, the community made up of God’s children to reach all that God has promised us!

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