Remember that song you sang as a kid? Jesus loves the little children, All the children of the world, Black and yellow, red and white. They’re all precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world. Racism is a pretty strong theme right now. It saddens me to know the hate that is flowing around. Some people say to be colorblind. I don’t want to be colorblind, I want to see and appreciate the individual differences that make us God’s creation.
Do Not Be Colorblind – Open Your Eyes
God created everyone. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 God knew skin colors, hair types, height, facial features, and any other distinguishing racial feature. All of these variations are beautiful. I am especially fond of skin tones. So many colors. Not even a “multicultural” crayon set can get all the shades.
Love Everyone. “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35 How can you possibly show someone God’s love if you can’t love them as they are.
Don’t Repeat History. Wars between races is not a new thing, but if you notice the non-hating side usually wins. We can’t forget the wars, they teach us lessons. Personally, I don’t agree with tearing down Confederate Memorials but starting fights because of them is wrong. We have freedom of speech, not freedom of violence.
Take a Stand. As Christians, we need to take a stand against hate groups and racism. Let your voice be heard!
I am not sure if all this hate is politically charged or if the media is taking extremists and painting a picture that is not true but my heart hurts at all this hatred being tossed about. In my own social circles, I see love. I do think President Trump should have been swifter in his response to the Charlottesville violence. His silence said too much.
With all of this being said, I can’t control those in the world who hate. I can control my actions and influence others. What I can do is show love to others. Compliment others often. Form friendships with people of all colors. I can not make assumptions about someone based on their color. I can ask someone about their culture so I can get a better understanding of their perspective.
What can you do to foster more love towards others?