Hello! Hope you all are having a fabulous Thursday! Mine’s been pretty good so far…I got to sleep in a little bit, and get some things done around the house this morning which was very nice! I also got to talk to my mom and play with Samson, both of which have the ability to make any day a little better:)
I was reading in Acts again this morning, and I came across the story of Cornelius—this passage in particular…
“Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.”
Peter was speaking to Cornelius, a Roman Centurion, along with his entire family. Now, Cornelius was not a Jew, but he was definitely a God-fearing man. An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a vision, telling him to call on Peter, and invite him to come speak in his home. So, being the God-fearing man that he was, Cornelius sent a message to Peter requesting him to come and visit his home. Prior to this point in time, this request would have seems very strange to Peter—Jews and Gentiles did not typically associate with each other. But, through this situation, God was revealing to Peter that the gospel needed to be preached to everyone—not just the Jews.
God does not show favoritism—and neither should we. Just as God led Peter to share the gospel with the Gentiles, we too are called to share the gospel with anyone and everyone—regardless of race, gender, age or walk of life. We need to be open to share the good news with whomever God may place in our paths—even if it is someone we were not expecting, or doing so puts us out of our comfort zone. There are no comfort zones with God. Don’t be afraid to step out of yours.
Hope you all are having a great day! I’ll see you tomorrow with some Friday Favorites from the week. God Bless:)