Feb. 1, 2018 at 4 a.m.
Tomorrow, our church celebrates its annual Mission Fair. This is one of the most exciting Sundays for me personally. With missionary speakers, a parade of flags, and foods from around the world, we focus on what God is doing in here and abroad. On this special day each year, we discover that God isn't just interested in East Texas but He is a global God.
The God we serve isn't partial to just one kind of person. He loves all of us, regardless of race, creed, gender, age, culture, political belief, or social standing. He is just as interested in the blue-collar worker as He is the white-collar executive. He is just as concerned for the victims of terrorism as He is the terrorist. He loves the poor the same as the rich.
The Bible repeatedly reaffirms that God loves the entire world (John 3:16), including people like you and me. To meet with God, we don't have to clean up, dress up, or mess up. If you're breathing, God cares for you. His grace is unconditional. His forgiveness unlimited. His love is undeniable. His power is unquenchable.
No matter where you are, God can reach you. Whether on the highest mountain or in the lowest valley, God is there. He in the stars above, the waters below, and as far as the East is from the West. You are the reason God sent His Son, Jesus, proving He will go to any extreme to redeem you. The cross couldn't hold Him. The grave couldn't keep Him.
Since God loves us so much, we feel compelled to share Him with others. This is the very reason we send missionaries around the world – so that others can know our incredible God. Each day, remember these missionaries. Pray for them. Support them. Visit them. Let them know they are not forgotten and that we thank them for their service, sacrifice, and commitment.