Acts 10: 34-43

The second reading for this week comes from Acts and begins with Peter saying, “I truly understand that God shows no partiality… All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” I love this! God shows no partiality, that means whether we are at our worst or at our best, God comes to us. It might be a good lesson for us to remember as we lean into the new year. Where are the places that we could show less partiality? How can we reach out to love those who are maybe a little extra work for us or who don’t make loving them so easy? Things aren’t always as they seem or appear for so many, perhaps we should be able to offer a little more mercy and grace and a little less judgement, because God shows no partiality. Peter finishes by reminding us of the forgiveness that we receive in the name of Jesus. I encourage you to take a minute and read these verses from Acts, they offer us Peter’s succinct description and the gift we receive in Jesus Christ by his birth, death, and resurrection through the impartiality of God. God whose impartiality gave us his only Son yesterday, today and tomorrow so our sins maybe forgiven. Impartiality because God always comes to us.

-Pastor Carrie

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