Love One Another

Black & White

“Boy asks for short haircut just like his best friend so their teacher wouldn’t be able to tell them apart.”

I recently seen this and had to share. Oh how the church world could use a little more of this attitude! Where we don’t see color, but we see souls. We see human beings that Jesus loved so much He gave His life for them (remember John 3:16 – the Scripture that says “God so loved the WORLD”).

Sadly, I’ve seen prejudice from different cultures and nationalities, but it should not be found in the church. Let us be a place that accepts, loves, and includes people of all nationalities and cultures. We sang the song as children, but I’m not sure we all got the message. The song had a line in it that said, “red and yellow black and white all are precious in His sight.” You remember that? I thought you may. What about the Scripture that says, “And hath made of ONE BLOOD ALL NATIONS of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth” (Acts 17:26). Here’s another one for you, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are ALL ONE in Christ Jesus” (Gal. 3:28).

There’s plenty more from the sacred text that should remove prejudice from our hearts, but I especially like this one, “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands” (Rev. 7:9). If you are uncomfortable with it here friend, you may not like heaven and as a matter of fact, you may miss out on it. Weighty words I know, but obviously Christ loves us all and we ought to love one another.

I know I got a little “preachy” on you today, but I think it’s something we need to think about and if it disturbs us at all, pray about. Thanks for reading!

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