A short but much needed meditation

Romans 9:25 -

25 As indeed he says in Hosea,
“Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’
    and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’”

The Lord has called us an named us. He took us-me-out of a desolate place. He gave me meaning and purpose with just a name. But that name is "Beloved," which implies the bearer is receiving an action. I am on the receiving end of God's love and grace, that He chose to give to me.

But it's not just me. It's everyone. It's the muslim neighbors playing with their children in the yard next to mine. It's the teenagers walking through the mall with those menacing looks on their faces. It's people I'm afraid to talk to. It's for all of them. Who am I to stand in the way?

"If then God gave the same gift to them as He have to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God's way?"
Acts 11:17

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