#1202 – The World

Good morning people who see beyond themselves

I sit here feeling prompted that I can at times be too insular; that is, too narrow-minded. It’s too easy for me to be so involved in my little corner of the world, doing my little thing that God has asked me to do, that I don’t see “the world” all around that Jesus came to save.

John 3:17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.

God didn’t just send His Son to a small group of people. God sent His Son to the whole world.

I believe that we need to have a larger perspective of the world and God’s love for it. I believe God loves the people who have never heard the gospel. I believe that God loves the sinners who have not yet responded to the good news. I believe that God’s heart is for the world.

Is ours?

The people you walk past in the shops matter to God. The people you drive past on the way to work matter to God. The people you play sports against matter to God. The people who live on your left and your right matter to God. The people you like matter to God. The people you don’t like matter to God. People matter to God. All people matter to God. People everywhere matter to God.

Do they matter to us?

I encourage you to look around you today. Notice the people in the shops, in the office, in the factory, at school, at the game, down the street, driving past, walking the dog, on the TV, in the newspaper