READ : Micah 4:6-8
As the “last days” begin the Lord does amazing things. Not only the blessings of God are poured out on all nations but also the despised, lame, outcasts and neglected in society are brought into the fold of God. They are included in God’s growing Kingdom/Nation.
This is exactly what Jesus declared in the parable of the great supper. “Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame” (Luke 14:21b). Soon after the Day of Pentecost a lame man, crippled from his mother’s womb, was healed in the name of Jesus outside the temple. His life was changed. “He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God” (Acts 3:8).
Yes, Muslim lepers in Algeria and Yemen, low-cast Indians, poor black Africans in South Sudan, despised Gypsies in Eastern Europe hear the gospel over the airwaves. They trust in Christ and are united with this great one people of God.
– Rev. Victor Atallah
Almighty God, I thank you for the way you have broken human barriers in the church. I thank you for your love to me, an undeserving sinner. Give me grace to overcome all the prejudices which result from my sinful nature. Enable me to enjoy fellowship with all people who belong to you.