“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health as they soul prospereth” (3 Jn2)
A man in sin tends to be hostile not only towards God but also towards other persons. They tend to see others as different from them and develop the “us” against “them” mentality. They become racists, fanatics, denominationalists, tribalists, chauvinists, terrorists, rapists, child abusers, women haters, theophobists (God haters) and xenophobists (haters of others) whereas those who are reconciled to God tend to see themselves as children of the same God and therefore brothers and sisters irrespective of colour, tribe, clan, race, g ender or other social or physical preferences or differences. Their unity is derived from their common sonship to God, for as many as believed in him to them is given the power to become sons of God. (Jn1:12) Incidentally, in Jewish societies of the age women were also classified as sons. As sons of God, they become ambassadors of God. Whose responsibility is now to be ministers of reconciliation bringing more and more sons to the knowledge of their father (2Cor 5:18-20) They are now entitled to the things of the kingdom, righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost (Rom 14:17) They also received divine healing as their cells, tissues and organs also become in harmony one with the other and with other possible “enemies” to their bodies. (Tunde Cole Onitiri)
PRAYER LINE: My life will touch a dozen lives, before this day is done, Leave countless marks for good or ill before the setting sun – Anon.
A heart touched by grace brings joy to the face.