There Are No Common People

 

linking with Five Minute Friday– write for five minutes on a given one-word prompt
today the prompt is “common”

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There are no common people…

…only special ones, beautiful ones, unique ones.  Each one different in gifts, skills and personality, each with different life experiences and different hopes and dreams, often with different opinions, but each one made in the image of God.

There are no common people…

…each of us is highly valued in God’s sight and he hates it when we treat one another in ways that contradict that, although, sadly, too often this is the reality of our broken world.

See how the precious children of Jerusalem,
    worth their weight in fine gold,
are now treated like pots of clay
    made by a common potter.  (Lamentations 4:2)

There are no common people…

…and God shows that by choosing to use the least-likely people: fishermen, tax collectors, shepherds, people despised and overlooked by others, but supremely precious to God.

There are no common people…

…but we are called to come together to play our different parts, to work for the common good.

There are no common people…

…but we all have something in common- we are made and loved by God.

And as Christians we have even more in common:

“You are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes. There is no longer Jew or Gentile,slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.”  (Galatians 3:26-28)

May that unite us today, whatever else may threaten to divide us, and may we treat one another not as common people, but as brothers and sisters in Christ, chosen and loved by God.

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18 thoughts on “There Are No Common People

  1. Lesley,
    oh you word-weaver, I delighted in this!! 🙂 Thank you for taking us directly to scripture to remind us of His heart for mankind. Beautiful beautiful post.
    Love,
    Tammy
    (#3 this week)

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  2. Thank you Lesley for your insight into God’s word and making it applicable today. “There are no common people…

    …and God shows that by choosing to use the least-likely people: fishermen, tax collectors, shepherds, people despised and overlooked by others, but supremely precious to God.”
    There are no common people. We have each been created by the master potter for a purpose. I pray that we all keep that in mind as we face a transition in our country at a time when we struggle so badly with categorizing people. Oh that we could only see each other through God’s eyes.

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