black beauty

Yesterday’s post ended with discussing the originator of the quote: “I am never afraid of what I know.” Anna Sewell who wrote the children’s book Black Beauty. It got me thinking of the children’s song: Jesus loves the little children. Some of the lyrics say: “all the children of the world – red or yellow, black and white – they are precious in His sight.”

To be honest, none of us have ever seen someone with skin tones of any of those colors except maybe if someone was jaundice (yellow) or is sunburned (red), but there really is no such thing as black or white. We really are all different shades of tan – some are darker brown others lighter, but like I said there is no black and white.

And we all have the same stuff inside!

Why do we get hung up on color?

Jesus died on the cross with the same red blood flowing for us that is in each of our veins. And that blood is all we need for the forgiveness we can receive if we just believe in that ultimate sacrifice He made by dying on the cross.

It matters not the tribe, class, or culture you belong.

It matters not the continent, country, or county you live.

It matters not the language you speak or the clothes you wear.

We all are in need of a Savior.

We are all precious in His sight and when we live in sin, He pursues us. He desires none to perish.

But rebels and sinners will both be broken, and those who forsake the Lord will perish.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭1:28‬ ‭

But: “God so loved the world that He gave His One and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” ‭‭John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Because: “…all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans‬ ‭3:28

So in the end, it doesn’t matter the color of your skin. You can be a ‘black beauty‘ or albino cutie. All shades of skintones and all walks of life are welcome into the kingdom of heaven.

I pray you find your way there and daily strive to be a great example so others can see you…

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