Day 193- Thankful God is not racist

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, Mandisa’s “Way Maker” was on auto repeat in my mind until late last night.  Then I started thinking about another song she sings.  She’s an amazingly talented musical artist, by the way!  I love the lyrics to this song! 

Bleed the same

We all bleed the same
We’re more beautiful when we come together
We all bleed the same
So tell me why, tell me why
We’re divided
Woke up today
Another headline
Another innocent life is taken
In the name of hatred
So hard to take (hey!)
And if we think that it’s all good
Then we’re mistaken
‘Cause my heart is breaking (tell it, ‘Dis)
Are you left?
Are you right?
Pointing fingers, taking sides
When are we gonna realize?
We all bleed the same
We’re more beautiful when we come together
We all bleed the same
So tell me why, tell me why
We’re divided
If we’re gonna fight
Let’s fight for each other
If we’re gonna shout
Let love be the cry
We all bleed the same
So tell me why, tell me why
We’re divided
Tell me, who are we
To judge someone
By the kind of clothes they’re wearing
Or the color of their skin?
Are you black? (black)
Are you white? (white)
Aren’t we all the same inside? (the same inside)
Father, open our eyes to see!…

Only love can drive out all the darkness
What are we fighting for?
We were made to carry one another
We were made for more…

 

 

At the end of the song there is a powerful prayer:

So Father God, I pray
That our families will come together right now
And seek Your face
You will forgive our sins
And You will heal our incredible land
In the name of the only Savior, Jesus Christ
Amen

This song expresses so well what is on my heart.  I’ve got so many questions, such as, why human beings still think it’s okay to hate someone else because of the color of their skin. 

This repulsive attitude is just plain wrong.

I agree with God in His hatred for racism.  He loves ALL people.  He shuns NO race.

Look at who gets to go to heaven to be with Him for eternity:

“After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.” Revelation 7:9 NIV

Every people in today’s vernacular is every race.

Jesus died for every person to make a way for each and every one who would believe on Him to spend eternity with Him!

“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”  John 12:32  ( — Jesus)

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”  John 3:16 NLT

God made everyone beautiful with loving creativity!

“I will offer You my grateful heart, for I am Your unique creation, filled with wonder and awe. You have approached even the smallest details with excellence; Your works are wonderful; I carry this knowledge deep within my soul.”  Psalm 139:14  VOICE

This psalm can be claimed by every human being on this earth!

God shows NO partiality!

“Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.”  Acts 10:34  NKJV

God loves everyone; so should we.

He shows no partiality, and we should not either.

The good news of the gospel is for everyone. 

Today I’m thankful that God is not racist. 

I’m glad that He invites those from every tribe, race, nation, and language to receive salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ! 

I look forward to the day when every tribe, race, nation, and language will be worshiping God together in pure love and unity before His heavenly throne!

What about you?  I hope you enjoyed Mandisa’s song as much as I did.  Did you know that God is not racist?  Did you ever think about it that way before?  Have you ever spent time in prayer with those of other nationalities or race or ethnicity?  Did you ever think about the fact that we will all be united before the throne of God? 

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Photos mine:  Ruth and Brittany on a HOT summer day and Ruth and Betty on a road trip

27 thoughts on “Day 193- Thankful God is not racist

  1. Hi Ruth! I love that song too! I appreciate the thought that God’s Kingdom is full of ALL KINDS of people!
    When I lived in St. Louis I went to a church that strived to bring all kinds of people groups together. It was beautiful. Something I miss now that I live in the country.

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  2. I LOVE Mandisa’s song! Racism and descrimination based on skin color makes me SO mad. We used to go a multi-cultural church and it was AWESOME. It was SO neat to see everyone worshiping in their own way.

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