“We’re all in this together!”
It seemed to become everybody’s cheer in this time of global pandemic. Regardless of race, religion or culture, the world is one in fighting the unseen enemy. This only goes to show that solidarity, unity, and hope could still come out from a tight corner.
If you’re wondering how you can reach out to more people of diverse beliefs, here are 3 simple ways to show love and care this World Day for Cultural Diversity.
1. Understand diversity
God teaches in His Word that the human race is one, “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth.” While that is absolutely true, factors like gender, race, religion, culture and economic background also come to the picture like puzzle pieces that make up someone’s identity.
Although diversity somewhat divides people, God is not concerned about someone’s country or skin color. He loved and saved the whole world, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
As His children, there is this special calling to understand other cultures and people groups, love others beyond their beliefs, and respect people despite the differences.
2. Pray for nations
Have you experienced waking up one day and thinking about the hungry people in Africa? How about those who are caught in armed conflicts in Afghanistan? Moving closer to home, have you ever thought of the most vulnerable families in the Philippines?
God promises that He hears those who pray and seek His face. He also said that He will forgive their sin and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14). But who prays for those who can’t? Who will pray for those who doesn’t know God yet?
When God said in Ezekiel 22:30, “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one,” it is clear that you are called to stand in that gap.
You are given the privilege to be the beacon of light to those who haven’t seen it yet by praying for the poor, persecuted, enslaved, vulnerable, hurting, and sick. Above all, pray for the unreached among nations, that they may also experience the glory and comfort of God.
3. Support missions
As a loving Father, God wants every nation to experience His grace and glory, “But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” (Exodus 9:16)
One way of actively proclaiming His name is by supporting the missions.
Do you know that you can still be missional during quarantine? Wherever you are right now, you can still reach out to nations and share God’s love to the world by supporting those who are called to go and preach the gospel.
May you be blessed a thousand-fold for your love for the nations!
Do you want to reach out to diverse nations and bring the love of God to millions of hurting people?
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