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.
13 thoughts on “How Jesus Sees People- John Chapter 3”
Amen I totally agree, let us see one another as Jesus did.
Amen!!! Merry Christmas 🙂
May wanna fix the typo in this
“Jesus does evaluate people based on race or ethnicity. “
thanks I missed it
Hi Matt, I loved your tie in with flowers, it is true we are all beautiful individuals unique, equal, and created in God’s image. Blessings! 🌺
Thank you 🙂 God Bless 🙂
Why aren’t we just all Americans? I remember one trend from history and another from experience. From history I remember that people of African ancestry first used “colored” as a qualifier to being accepted as an American. From my experience I remember the code phrase “real American” meaning “white”. Ironic that we should use this latter term for ourselves when the first Americans were the North American Indians. I have also experienced a pattern that played out in my own church. That is when 5% of the people are black, 5% of the whites will be uncomfortable and leave. That now leaves 10% of the people being black. Now another 5% of whites leave and the pattern plays out until the people are all black. I saw the same at the rec hall at my college and 20 years later at my church’s youth group.
The church can’t treat this as a cultural issue but as an individual issue. And the church needs to follow Biblical discipline in this matter, or any other matter that causes divisions in the body.
My post is not about being American. It is about how Jesus sees all people. Jesus does not discriminate on basis of race or ethnicity. Jesus views all of humanity as being in one of two groups, those who know Jesus as their Savior and those who don’t know Jesus as their Savior but need to. I don’t see why my post “triggered” anything connected with your comment
Reality in our country doesn’t match your ideals. Even though my church will be in 100% agreement with you – they’ll not challenge our failure to follow through. And how do we reach the lost if we’re not “real”?
Your opening line was “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.”
I understand how you feel. My post was meant to draw a contrast between earthly thinking and hos Jesus thinks