Galatians 3:26-28

For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes. There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Insight: We all are invited to be God’s kids, and in this new identity we stand as equals.  In Paul’s society (the author of Galatians), there were obvious divisions of race, economic status, and gender.  Those same division exist in our world today.  But we are all equally in need of being reconciled to God - which is our greatest need.  God created the beautiful, diverse tapestry of humanity and invites all of us to know him through Jesus’ death and resurrection on our behalf.

Prayer: God, help me to view myself and others as you do.  You value each of us more than I can comprehend.  I want your love to be expressed through me today!