July 18, 2022

Acts 10:34, 35 Peter fairly exploded with his good news: “It’s God’s own truth, nothing could be plainer: God plays no favorites! It makes no difference who you are or where you’re from—if you want God and are ready to do as he says, the door is open.” (The Message Bible)

I was at a Phillies game about a month ago when, with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the Phillies down by a run and two men on base, the batter, one of their young players who hadn’t done too much up till then, hit the walk-off homerun. The stadium “fairly exploded with this good news!” around 20,000 fans cheered, jumped up and down, gave high fives, and various other forms of joy and excitement. If we can get that excited about a sporting event, how much more should we find excitement when we understand something wonderful about God and life? Peter was thrilled with the realization that God was now calling all categories of people into his kingdom “no difference who you are or where you’re from!” That could include you and me if we are interested. How interested are you?

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