Acts 6:1-7; Psalm 33; John 6:16-21
“They picked out seven men full of the Holy Spirit”. They were the first deacons in Christian history. They were ordained to serve – the theological reason for deacons today. These men were to handle the daily distribution of food so as to curb the ethnic dispute between the Hellenists and the Hebrews. Beloved, in handling ethnic disputes we should not only be conscious of the constitution but predominantly we should be conscious of the pivotal place of the Divine. Choosing Spirit filled men was necessary because of the wisdom that comes from the Spirit. Today, we are faced with the blows from undue ethnicity, tribalism, nationality and racism. We ask that the Holy Spirit may hover over our minds and heart so that we may gain transformation of heart, respect justice and right.
LET US PRAY
Ever present God, you called us to be in relationship with one another and promised to dwell wherever two or three are gathered. In our community, we are many different people; we come from many different places, have many different cultures. Open our hearts that we may be bold in finding the riches of inclusion and the treasures of diversity among us. We pray in faith. Amen!