People don’t care what you know until they know that you care and that God cares for them. This should be our goal, to let the people of the world, the veterans, Americans, and most of all, people who feel they are without hope know that they have hope in Jesus and His salvation for their lives. No other religion gives people the hope and security of eternal life like believing in and trusting Jesus for our everyday lives and our salvation.
There is a concept of humanity embodied in an African word which comes from the Zulu and Xhosa languages. Ubuntu (pronounced “oo-boon-too”) is seen as a traditional African concept, is regarded as one of the founding principles of the new republic of South Africa and is connected to the idea of an African Renaissance.
A rough translation of the principle of Ubuntu is “humanity towards others”. Another translation could be: “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”. This description of the word and principle of Ubuntu comes from the version of Linux I use and it describes a concept from the Bible that we are all here because of the grace and mercy of God. He created us where we are and in the station in which we find ourself, whether we are writers, teachers, Senators or the President of the United States. The very concept of ubuntu is why there is no word for “cousin” in African language. Everyone is thought of as brother, father, mother, or sister regardless of their relationship.
Jesus regarded those who were his disciples as brothers, sisters, and mothers so why can’t we? I know there would be some people who would be against it, but if Jesus did it, why not? Our enemies can be our brother if we can just learn to live and get along until He comes back. There are so many people we could help and show the love of God to if we would do the will of the Father and go to them. Let them know that He loves them no matter what their circumstances are. No matter where they live or what they have done in the past, it can be forgiven by Him who loves us even when we are sinners. He doesn’t love what we do or our behaviour but He loves us because he formed us all in the womb. When we come to Him in humility and let Him into our hearts and lives completely, the whole of Heaven itself rejoices for every sinner who comes to the knowledge of Jesus and His saving grace.
God doesn’t choose who He will let in or not. I know the Bible says that we who are predestined to be conformed to Him will be and those who are not won’t, but that is there because God knows the future and He knows ahead of time who will choose Jesus and who won’t. He doesn’t create you and point his finger at anyone’s life and say, “I will take this one but I don’t want that one”. That is our choice and ours alone, even though He knows the choice we will ultimately make, He doesn’t interfere with our choices. Sometimes it is hard to hear God’s small voice but it is there, and our spiritual hearing gets better as we read and study His word. Don’t wait, pick up a Bible today. Read it, pray over it, read it again. God speaks through His word and it is powerful. He will not leave you or forsake you, ever. If you don’t believe me, ask Him to prove it. I guarantee that He will.