In the Presence of… November 8 Notes from Papa via Paul Gray
To My wonderful child, whom I’m especially fond of,
I am especially fond of you! And, I’m especially fond of each and every one of My children… and every person is a child of Mine!
As you grow in grace and learn more and more about living in the New Covenant of Grace, you start to see others through My eyes… as I want you to! You start to see that your friends, family and neighbors who believe differently… even very differently from you… are all My children! They are all accepted and included!
By seeing with My eyes, you start to see that people who have different lifestyles than you… people who have different sexual preferences than you… people who have different beliefs than you… are all in My family and are all connected! Jesus died for and I included everyone in Christ at the cross!
You start to see that people who do things that are repulsive to you are still My dearly loved children. At the same time, other of My children who see you doing things that are deeply repulsive to them are starting to see that you are all in My family and that I love you all equally and with no conditions!
As you come to this realization, you start to understand that one day, even though you consider other people to be your enemies, I will prepare a banquet table for you and them together… you will be in the presence of your (former) enemies and there will be no hatred, no exclusion, no right and wrong– there will only be Me and My people, all of whom I love and have died!
You’ll find yourself enjoying tremendous peace, not worrying, not judging, not excluding, not labeling… just loving and enjoying Us and the rest of Our family. You’ll be more patient, kind, gentle and good to all people… even people whom you formerly had no use for, because you thought I had no use for them!
That’s love and life of another kind… My kind!
From Paul Gray: My new 365 day devotional book, “Notes from Papa”, is now available at Amazon.com