The turmoil over racism has been so disheartening to me not just this past year. It has been since I was a child and wondered why anyone would want to harm one of my childhood heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, when he was killed in April 1968.
Jesus is our creator. He created us with his artistic brush. When I think of the different cultures I interact with, I am reminded of flowers. Not all flowers look the same, but they are beautiful and is an expression of the artistry of God. The same is true of us people. We are an expression of not only the artistry of God, but of God himself.
So how does Jesus view us?
Jesus views all people as fitting into one of two groups, those who know him as their Savior and those who do not.
In John 3:17 and 18 Jesus said:
“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”
Jesus does NOT evaluate people based on race or ethnicity. He sees all of us as people who are in need of him our Savior. He loves all people equally.
That is how we should see everyone we meet. We should see every person as a person Jesus loves and died for.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.