Dear Embraced,

We have our walls of separation, our lists of the “saved “ and “damned,” our lists of outsiders and insiders, our places that we don’t venture, no matter what. Then God comes along, blurring our neat distinctions with His love, sending rain upon the just and the unjust, telling us, ”Whores and tax collectors go into the kingdom before you.”

“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” said the poet Frost. That seems to apply to the God we meet in Jesus as well. Something there is in this Savior that loves to push down  walls, and open doors, and leap across the boundaries, so determined is this divine love to hold all in its embrace.

Let us pray for the walls in our lives and the world. Come and blur the lines oh Lord!

Additional prayer concerns:  For Debbi Meador who has been hospitalized to remove fluid in her lungs and abdomen related to her cancer and for others in need of healing; for all effected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma,  for wild fires burning out of control, and  for all who mourn.

For further reflection please see Acts, Chapters 9-14. On Sunday we will examine the relationship of Paul and Barnabus found in these chapters.

Still in One Peace,

Pastor David J. Jensen

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