It is amazing how many times God speaks to me while I am cuddling a ball of yarn. Just look at this yarn! It is amazing isn’t it? It’s a mix of colours and textures and the result is something so beautiful that words fail me!
Church is the same. The congregation is a blend of different people with different perceptions, different preferences, different ways, different backgrounds and different expectations; all blended together into one beautiful ball of yarn. In God’s eyes His bride is beautiful, much more beautiful than this ball of yarn. He loves the different textures, the different colours, the different people. Shouldn’t we do the same?
We can choose to focus on all the differences we have and we will miss the blessing of a Sunday service. Or we could choose to embrace those that are different from us and blend into a beautiful ball of yarn as we become united in our worship to Jesus.
I choose to embrace the different. And you?