2 Cor. 3:2 “Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men”
An epistle was a letter or a story written by someone. Paul was saying that these believers were the story he was writing with his life. Every believer has a story that chronicles their path to finding and accepting the gospel. There’s only so many ways a person can experience life and yet each person seems to be unique and different in how they live out those experiences. Have you ever considered the amazing fact that people from every walk of life and culture have found salvation in Christ. It’s beyond human wisdom how a single, unchanging message can have so much appeal to people of every culture and language.
I recently took some students from our christian school to a competition where there were young people from many different countries. They got to meet others from all over America and beyond. I also had the privilege of meeting people from all over. I am fascinated to hear about the lives and experiences of others. Their backgrounds can vary so much from my own and yet we can have in common the same faith in Christ. This creates a bond that will not be broken. All believers entered into a relationship with Christ through the story of how Christ came to save sinners of all races and cultures. This can be true because there is one other thing that has remained consistent throughout history and in every culture and that thing is sin. Sinful acts are the same in every culture. Thank God that there is an unchanging cure for the unchanging disease called sin. The death, burial and resurrection of Christ is sufficient to save sinners like all of us, no matter when we lived or where we lived.