Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Here are some of my favorites...

Favorite color:  Navy blue
Favorite college sports team:  South Carolina Gamecocks
Favorite clothes to wear:  Old jeans and t-shirt
Favorite kind of music:  Country
Favorite sleep position:  On my right side
Favorite food:  Pizza
Favorite NASCAR driver:  Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Favorite actor:  Harrison Ford
Favorite place to live:  Sumter, SC
Favorite book (besides Bible):  Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Favorite place to visit:  The mountains
Favorite time of year:  Fall
Favorite drink:  Water
Favorite dessert:  My Mom's lemon meringue pie
Favorite child:  All four of mine  :)

See, when it comes to my kids, I don't have a favorite.  I love all four of them.  Each one means the world to me. 

And it's the same with God when He looks at all of us.  He has no favorites.  He loves each of us.  Nobody gets preferential treatment over the others.  We know this is true because in Romans 2:11, we read "God does not show favoritism."  And in Acts 10:34, Peter says, "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism."

Regardless of whether you're male, female, white, black, brown, yellow, young, old, tall, short, skinny, thick around the middle, rich, poor, educated, uneducated, Republican,  Democrat, Libertarian, sophisticated, rough around the edges, or anything else, you are important to God.  He loves you deeply and does not prefer anyone else over you.  In His eyes, you matter just as much as every other individual on the planet.   

We humans have favorites.  That's just how we roll.  But that's not the case with God.  He is impartial.  He cares about all people and offers His amazing grace to everyone.  That, my friends, is a mighty good deal for you and me.

Let us be thankful to God that He does not play favorites.

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