Then Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all. That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” (Acts 10:34-43, NRSV)
God shows no partiality. We were all sinners saved by grace, we need to see God in our fellow man. As I read this passage and the tag line that goes with it on the Milestones Ministry Taking Faith Home sheet, I thought about the old DC Talk song Walls. We need to work are taking down the things that separate us and focus on what unites us. God is the uniting factor that sought each of us before we were worthy to be in His presence.
So remember everyone is welcome to the throne, and let us see God in our neighbor and help them see the love God has for them!