Good morning in a most blessed Thursday to you. I am writing to you from Costa Rica today. It has been an amazing trip, and I want to share with you for a time of devotion today, some words that I was given the opportunity to share with the church here; the church that we are serving here this week.
I talked to them about the obvious differences in our cultures, in our language. And in our sin, we often focus on those differences. But what is incredible is that we are all called to be a unified body in Christ. We find that in Paul's letter to the Ephesians, he wrote that we are one body in one Lord, in one Spirit, and in one baptism.
Throughout this week, it has been an amazing testament to God's power to truly unite his body. We have made friends (amigos) here with the Ticans. Our friendship and relationships have surpassed language barriers, have surpassed cultural differences and we have been able to truly have fun. Getting to know these people, and for them to get to know us, has been such an incredible testament to the power of God's love; that power that supersedes any barriers, and calls us together by the grace of His Spirit and in His blood.
Let us pray. Lord, thank you so much for our brothers and sisters around the world that you have called into faith. We ask that you would continue to bless your church, regardless of location; that we would all work to continue to unify your body, and to continue to share your good word, so that your body would grow larger and larger. Lord we thank you for your grace. We thank you for your goodness. And we thank you that we are called as your own. We lift this to you in the name of Jesus Christ.
Have an amazing rest of your week, and I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday. God bless and adios from Costa Rica.