Genesis 1.27 (CEB) God created humanity in God's own image, in the divine image God created them, male and female God created them.
Humanity is such a wondrous and beautiful thing. We are created in the image of God with certain genders, preferences, and passions. The things that we are good at or love to do is different with everyone. While I enjoy a bike ride and roller-coasters there are others in this world that would much prefer slow walks and tilt-a-whirls.
Humanity also has an exceptional way to look for differences before commonalities. Thankfully we are given a different way to engage in the world. Jesus’ love creates unity in the midst of diversity. God’s creativeness in making each one of us distinctive invites us to respond to one another as competitors or collaborators . We are drawn together by our mutual consent and claim that Jesus is Lord and together we build up kingdom for the common good. We are to share our resources, our time, and our talents together so that the one God who gifted us all will be represented in and through us.
Sunday we take another look at Paul's writing to the church in Corinth. Paul writing to a church that is looking for disunion reminds us and them that we belong to each other.
Hope to see you all there because we are not the same without you!
Grace and Peace,
Husband, father, minister, child of God, follower of Jesus Christ writing in the context of La Porte Community Church