Love one another…a few thoughts…

“I’ve often wondered how God looks at His children.” 

Last night, I had the opportunity to watch a couple of dads look at their newborn sons. The love that radiated from their faces was something to behold. Of course, every new parent has this look, but I was struck by this singular thought, “that must have been the way God looked at Adam and Eve.”

It’s written in the Bible that God is love. It doesn’t say that God loves only white people, or only black people. At no point do I think that God has placed the value of one race over another. In His eyes, we all matter.

When God finished His creation, He looked over it all and said, “it is good.” So, why are we so bent to place more value on one race than the other?”

I believe this is where we have a disconnect. The sins from 200+ years ago should not be yoked upon the necks of those who have never been slave owners. The descendants of said slaves are two hundred years removed from the stigma of slavery. 

Please don’t misunderstand me, slavery is a stain on the soul of America. However, it was eradicated and we no longer participate in it. 

So, the question must be asked, “why won’t it die?”

Is it because every time something occurs, such as the George Floyd case, the media divides us into two classes of people. “A corrupt white cop killed a defenseless black man.” Yes, the death of Floyd is tragic. I’m not making excuses for the actions of this racist cop who killed him. 

If I’m saying anything, it is simply this, we must be smarter than the people who seek to divide us every time they aren’t getting their way. This seems to be the tactics every election cycle.

“Your life means less than (name your favorite racist demographic here).” It’s pathetic. Every four years, people get riled up by the puppets in Washington and they destroy their own communities. In some cases, professional instigators are bused in to destroy towns they aren’t even members of.

All in all, these screaming mimis thrive on destruction and personally, I’m tired of watching my fellow citizens fall into the same trap, year in, year out. We should at least recognize it as a trap at least once. But, we fail to time and time again.

If God Almighty doesn’t recognize one race as superior to all the rest, who are we to claim that some lives matter more than others?

It’s high time we follow the words of Jesus Christ, “love one another as I have loved you” How much love did Jesus have for humanity? He died for the sins of the whole world. Yes, He sacrificed himself for all lives. The debate over whose lives matter more was settled 2,000 years ago.

Scripture references:

John 13:34

John 15:12

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