“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.”- Romans 15:7
She cautiously walked to the well while others were away. She knew they had already gotten their water and now was a good time to get hers, so that she didn’t have to endure their stares and quiet talking between themselves. The loneliness ached deeply inside. They didn’t understand, she thought.
She looked up when she heard footsteps approaching. A man was walking to the well. Obviously someone not familiar with this area or they would not be approaching me, she sneered inside. Looking into His face, she saw kindness. He spoke to her without that condemning tone, but like He really cared about her. Didn’t He know about her, she thought? He did know. He still accepted her. Running off, she couldn’t wait to tell the others, who in the past have rejected her. She forgot her own view of herself, as well as theirs, and accepted His.
God’s view of who we are is the only view that is important. As we are being transformed into the likeness of Jesus, we must remember that view of ourselves and of others—and accept it.
Prayer: Lord, you are the one who gives me value. No other scale on earth compares with yours. Thank you for your great love and acceptance. I pray that I can show the same to others I come in contact with today. Amen
Faith Tip: Show the love and acceptance of Jesus to all you come in contact with today.