Years ago, my son raced out of his kindergarten classroom and into my arms and shared a story that I’d long expected but wished we could have avoided. An older student had hurled racial slurs at him during recess.
A white woman interrupted our conversation. “Oh, honey,” she said. “We’re all equal. God doesn’t see color.”
Before I could respond, she smiled and walked away.
My son frowned. “God doesn’t see me because I’m brown, Mama?”
“God sees you and loves you,” I said, trying to conceal my anger. Why didn’t I tell the woman that her words hurt me and could have hurt my son if not addressed? Cupping his face in my light-but-not-white hands, I met his gaze.
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loved loved your blog today. Thank you for opening up eyes and hearts to see color… the beautiful array that God created in all people, His people, His children who He dearly loves!!!
Hallelujah! Thanks for your encouraging note, Sister. I pray we will rejoice as we celebrate God’s sovereignty and creativity with gladness!
As we face challenges we should also face the principles of injustice that all can join the fight to change. In order to realize we are One Nation Under God, we can commit to change seasoned with grace.
If we don’t know, ask, if we are on the sidelines become involved. To change the world we all have to want to change. Every single person plays an important role. Great share, thanks for doing your part.
Amen! Thanks for your ongoing support and encouragement as we serve the Lord together. I love you and am praying for you and our sons as we move forward in Spirit-empowered courage and confident faith.