God's people are diverse! The creativity of God would not allow Him to create any two people alike. People look different, act differently, and think differently. This is what makes the Church of Jesus Christ so special and so remarkable. The God we serve is a God of creativity. He showers His people with gifts so that they can serve Him and serve others. The Bible says, "There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men." (I Cor. 12:4-5)
[We] give glory and honor to God for all of His blessings to His people and His Church. We have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus. We are new creations in Christ. "It is by grace we have been saved through faith." (Eph. 2) We are also people of purpose. The Scripture says, "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light." (I Peter 2:9-10)
May God and His Word continue to be our light and our salvation as we endeavor to be "A transforming community of faith, where Jesus is met, His love is felt, and lives are made new!"