- If you haven’t read today’s chapter, go check it out on the Write Integrity Press blog.
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- Enjoy the special devotion at the Seriously Write blog by today’s chapter’s author, Jerusha Agen, another at Fay Lamb’s Inner Source, and a third at Phee Paradise’s Delighted Meditations.
- And I’m a guest on A Woman Like Me blog
Ruby’s in Chapter five and this section takes off like the city of New York itself. The author of this chapter, Jerusha Agen, says, “When Ruby goes to New York City, the last thing she feels toward the callous and strange New Yorkers is love.
Fear gives way to simple dislike the longer she stays. But then God uses an aged cowboy artist to remind her of Luke 2:10: ‘And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.’”
A powerful message, and one that Christians have been entrusted to share. The scripture says that the joy is for ALL people. And John 3:16 echoes that with the words “For God so loved the WORLD.”
That goes for the car that cuts me off on the freeway and the woman who inserts herself into my shopping line at the mall and then acts like nothing happened. I want to tell them both off. But I need to tell them about God’s great love for them.
Your Turn: Who are the unlikable people in your life? How can you show God’s love to them so that they can see you are different from the rest of the unbelieving world? How can you be bolder about sharing the Gospel and shining God’s light on a regular basis?