America has been entangled in a very divisive movement based on one of the most superficial subjects of all time: skin color. How many people actually understand that such an argument involves the mere quantity of melanin cells in a person’s body? Furthermore, are they not aware that all people are biologically related – that there is essentially just one race called humanity – with 98% common DNA? It is really that simple – yet some are willing to wreak havoc and utter destruction over a failure to grasp this most basic concept. Whether it is whites vilifying blacks or black hatred of whites – God Almighty grieves that those created in His own glorious image seem continually at enmity with each other.
Many of us are sincerely wondering what on earth drives this obsession with something otherwise totally superficial. Ultimately, of course, the enemy of the human soul is the underlying culprit, deceiving people with his evil compulsions for pride and despicable deeds. As a result, at the human level, there are greedy movement leaders who persuade those with wounded egos (of various skin tones) to pursue vengeance that is ultimately a never ending cycle of perceived paybacks. The gospel of Christ – which some of these folks ironically profess to believe – teaches a completely opposite concept. Even so, it is only those whose hearts have been softened to receive this Prince of Peace, who can even grasp the necessity of fulfilling the commands of the risen Lord. Others typically cannot foresee the calamity that lies ahead when humans continue down the path of hate and animosity toward their own blood brothers and sisters.
We, as a so-called civilized society, must learn to forgive the offenses of others – just as God is so willing to do for us. Receiving the power of Jesus Christ into our lives can enable every soul to have the unconditional love to not only forgive, but to even pray for our enemies. Then only, would we become intent upon seeking true harmony and strength as a community – bringing about lasting change in the attitudes and behaviors of people with different skin or other irrelevant factors. We must all seek the higher place – living for the eternity upon which our hope rests through genuine faith in the Redeemer of every human. There, we will continually thrive on His matchless love – where our colorless souls will forever dwell in perfect peace. Until that glorious day, let us heed the wonderful expression of King David in Psalm 133:1,“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.” !
Color Quote: “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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