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Equal in God’s Eyes

Posted on: 7-15-112015

This afternoon I saw something that simply made my heart happy.  I saw two families, one African American and one Caucasian, having lunch together.  Their ages spanned three, maybe even four, generations.  It was very apparent that the two families were great friends. Their laughter echoed throughout the restaurant and no one could deny that they were having the best time together.  As I watched them, I thought about some very dear friends of ours that we have had the privilege of having many similar experiences with.  Our children grew up together, played together almost every day, and basically were each other’s family. I don’t think they had any idea for the longest time that they were different colors.  I don’t think it mattered at all to them when they did realize that fact.  We use to laugh every time we went out to eat together because it seemed that it never failed that the waiter/waitress would ask which children went on which bill.  My friend always said, “The chocolate ones go with me and the vanilla ones go with her.” Our children always got a kick out of this and we still laugh about it to this day.  It is absolutely heartbreaking to see and hear of all of the hate crimes going on in our world today.  Whites killing blacks simply because they’re black and blacks killing whites simply because they’re white is just insanity to me.  Not only is it insanity to me, it is one of the saddest things I can imagine.  I know that as God watches this madness occur, He is brokenhearted to see His children treating each other in such a horrific manner.  Each one of us are created in His image.  The color of our skin is of no relevance to Him.  We all are His children and He loves each and every one of us just the same.  There is no partiality found in Him.  We are all equal in His eyes and He expects us to treat each other as such.  God intends for us to love each other just as He loves us.  He expects us to treat each other as equals and to show no partiality among ourselves.  Families and friends celebrating and enjoying life together like the two families I saw today are what God intends.  Anything less is simply unacceptable.

“For there is no partiality with God.”  Romans 2:11

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