“From one man He made every nation.” Acts 17:26

Hello, my Brothers and my Sisters in Christ Jesus.
In the Book of Acts, Dr. Luke wrote about the time Paul was alone in Athens, waiting for some of his Team.  He saw the city was full of idols. He went to one of the town meetings and spoke as the Holy Spirit gave him these words:
The Word says, “Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: ‘Men of Athens!  I see that in every way you are very religious.  For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.  Now what you worship as something unknown, I am going to proclaim to you.
The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in Temples built by hands. And He is not served by human hands as if He needed anything, because He himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. From one man He made every nation of men that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact place where they should live. God did this so that man would seek Him, and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him for He is not far from each of us.  For in Him, we live and move and have our being.  As some of your own poets have said, ‘ We are His offspring.’” (Acts 17:22-28)
We are children of God. We are His offspring.  In Athens, or anywhere in the world. “From one man He made every nation.” He determined the times set for us to come to earth.  He determined the exact place where we should live before there was a nation there. We are exactly where we are supposed to be at the prescribed time. This was true in Paul’s time on earth for his generation  – it is true for us.  We are here for Him, and He is not far from us. We are His created flesh and blood on earth right now for our generation fulfilling the role He designed for us when the world was made.
Let us be about the day every day simply acknowledging that truth, and look at every person that is here with us at this time as someone that is supposed to be here.  Let us treat them with respect, and love, and be willing to hold out a hand to them if and when they reach out.  We are all from the same creation.  “From one man He made every nation.”.  We all look the same within regardless of what we look like from the outside of the body we inhabit.   We have been given different gifts to help each other with, but there is no one gift better than the other. They are designed to work together just as the parts of our mortal body are designed to work together.  When we reach out to and for Christ, and receive His Holy Spirit into our being, we become as One.as we are born again.   One with Him.  One with each other.  How beautiful is that.  What peace that brings as we walk in the truth.of God’s words:  “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” (Romans 13:9)
May we all walk in His perfect health.  May we prosper in all good things, God’s Beloveds. We are greatly Loved.  May we love each other with that love.
Poppa B.


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