Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.” – Acts 14:17 (NIV)
The apostle Paul was explaining a miracle to a people who had little background in the God of the Bible. Their frame of reference was the Greek god Zeus, but Paul calls them to take their concept of the divine further. Joy, laughter, and the richness of life are not exclusive to Christianity, but the gospel explains those traits with a clarity that other worldviews cannot match. God’s kindness is woven throughout our experience on this earth to lead us to Christ.
Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
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