We may not realize it, but we see the world and people through certain lenses at all times. Perhaps we see through the lens of American culture. Perhaps we see through the lens of the family environment in which we grew up. Perhaps we see through the lens of shame or ego.
The writer of James invites us to put on this lens: “Every good gift, every perfect gift, comes from above. These gifts come down from the Father, the creator of the heavenly lights, in whose character there is no change at all” (1:17, CEB). James challenges us to see that all is gift.
All is gift from God, for us, for neighbor, for God’s Kingdom. What if we saw everything that way?
Message from Sunday, October 25: