Today's reading: Revelation 5
They sing a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slaughtered and by your blood you ransomed for God saints from every tribe and language and people and nation." Revelation 5: 9 NRSV
Jesus died for you (a saint).
Jesus gave up his life for me (a saint).
Jesus ransomed his blood for every tribe, language, people and nation (saints, too).
Talk about inclusivity!
God doesn't want anyone to be left out, no matter what your genetic structure or cultural heritage. Sometimes we focus so much on our own personal relationship with Jesus that we forget his worldwide reach and desire for everyone. Jesus' reach is deep and wide. His love is truly for everyone. Even those that we have grudges or prejudices against. May we cast aside those feelings and embrace God's worldwide mercy!
God, help us to see your love for the saints in every tribe, language, people and nation. In the name of the one who is worthy. Amen.
Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims