By Pastor John Bingham
James 1:1, “JAMES, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.”
In the early history of the church, it was predominately made up of Jewish Christians. Jews who believed that Jesus is the Messiah. Their faith in Christ led to a very great persecution that arose early in the church. The members of the church to fled Jerusalem and settled in many different parts of the world.
Although this migration seemed terrible at the time, it allowed the Gospel to be spread in regions it may never have reached otherwise. As James writes this Epistle, He addresses it to those Jewish Christians who had settled in all the different parts of the world. They had not been forgotten!
As Christians today, we can be reminded that we are never forgotten by God. He knows us, our situation, our hopes, and our sorrows. Although there are times that we feel alone, God has reminded us that He will never forget us.