“For in him we live and move and exist” (Acts 17:28a, NLT).

For too many, Christians and non-Christians alike, religion has been and still is a “them and us” kind of thing. A lot of Christians seem to put up walls around themselves and only let people in when they say the magic words. Those on the outside get a bad impression and decide God must be like that too.

When Paul made the above statement, he was speaking to the men of Athens, who had no idea who God was and in fact, worshiped pagan gods of their own making. He made it clear they were included in the very life of the God who wasn’t made with human hands and needed no temple, in fact had no needs at all. And all they needed to do was change directions and turn to him. There are no walls, no them and us in Christ who made the way to the Father accessible to everyone. In him we, every single person on earth, live and move and exist.
 

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