Many thanks to brother Walter Vogt for
letting me use this picture!!!
There is no doubt about this picture- there is either black or white, nothing else!!! This stark contrast reminded me of the state we find our country in today. The political reality is that we have a government who is racist; favoring black over white and Islam over Christianity. Not only that, it is endeavoring to further divide the understanding between those races and religions by direct intervention. Remember President Barak Obama's comments about the Zimmerman case recently? Frankly, I am glad that God is not like that (Acts 10:34 & following). He does want some things of us though, and these few verses give us a glimpse into his desire...
Micah, Chapter 6
8 He has shown you, O man, what is good.
What does Yahweh require of you, but to act justly,
to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
1 God, having in the past spoken to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds.
Mark, Chapter 16
15 He said to them, “Go into all the world, and preach the Good News to the whole creation. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who disbelieves will be condemned.
If you follow Micah's words, you will do well. If you acknowledge what the Hebrew writer has said, you will do even better. And finally, to obey the words found in the second Gospel (Mark) you will do best. These are but a few of the things God wants of you; but they are essential. From these essentials, (which are in fact, black and white) I encourage you to follow God even more accurately. Investigate, learn, practice. Now, admittedly, I fall short sometimes, but when I do, I seek God's forgiveness and try again. Simple things, basic things- very straightforward, very plain. Black and white- and they have absolutely NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT RACE ANYONE IS!!!!!