Christ gave his entire life for us, his bride, the church, lived and died and rose back to life for us, that we might live with him forever in paradise. There is no greater love known to man than when someone gives their life for another. Christ died for people who hadn't even been born yet, people like you and me, who were still twenty-one centuries yet to come. He died for people of every kind of background, not just 'good church-going folk,' but people who are on the fringe of society, people who, for a multitude of reasons, are outcasts, disenfranchised, unsupported or alone. In fact, these are the people that drew Jesus' attention the most and still do today.
The question is, as the bride of Christ, do we have the same compassion as our Savior?! When we talk about people on the fringe, we're referring to the poor, the widowed, the orphans, the people with great spiritual and physical needs, who have no one else to care about them or love them. Instead of being on the fringe, as society might view them, God sees them as central to his Christian mission.
The apostle James wrote, Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. James 1:21-27
Come and hear more this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
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