One of the things I love about God is that He so loved the world, not just some of the world or only the “good” parts of the world. No, He so loved the entire world that He sent His Son to die, not just for some people but for all people. And whosoever, not just white people or black people or rich people or poor people or perfect people or almost perfect people, but ANYONE who believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.
All who accept Jesus as Lord & Savior, are saved, loved, and accepted in the Beloved. All have access to the promises of God. God shows no partiality to man, and He calls us to do the same. God doesn’t look on the outward appearance as man does, but He looks at the heart, as we should.
Jesus commands us to love as He has loved us. Irregardless of race, color, or ethnicity, you and I are commanded to love. This command supercedes all stereotypes, biases, prejudices, or political affiliations. If you believe in Jesus, you are commanded by our Lord & Savior to love your brother and sister as you love yourself.
Before His death, Jesus prayed to the Father that we would be one as He and His Father are one. We are God’s family, and we have to stand united as a family and fight for the justice and equality of our brothers and sisters.
God is revealing and exposing the racism, prejudice, oppression, and injustice that this country has been built on. He is revealing the hearts of men who hold positions of power, authority, and influence in our country.
We know that God reveals to heal. It is time to acknowledge, as a country, the atrocities that have been committed against black people and all people of color. As the Church, we need to stand in unity and love–partnering with God to usher in this great move of justice, healing, reconciliation, peace, and restoration.
I am hopeful and excited because I see the love and unity breaking through in this country and around the world. The tide is turning and the dawn is breaking! Be encouraged!