On This Rock
Don’t you hate it when people pre-judge you because of your sex or race? Jesus saw people as they were – and for who they could become in Him. In Matthew 16:16-18a, when Simon the fisherman confessed that Jesus was indeed the Christ, Jesus encouraged him, saying, “You are blessed, Simon son of Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father in heaven! And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church…” Today, look for the best in one person–for what he or she can become in Christ. Then find a way to encourage that person.