Saturday, March 31, 2012

The White Side of Black America ~ My Thoughts

Red, Yellow, Black or White they are all precious in God's sight and created in His image for His Glory.

Peter speaking to Cornelius and those in his house said, “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right. Acts 10:34-35

The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will He harbor His anger forever; He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; for He knows how we are formed, He remembers that we are dust. The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear Him, and His righteousness with their children’s children— with those who keep His covenant and remember to obey His precepts.
Psalm 103:7-18

When there is true love in a Christian's heart there is a passion that embraces the Christian attributes of LOVE, MERCY and FORGIVENESS in ministering to others. The more the Christian understands the aspects of the life and death of Christ, the greater understanding he has of the love of Christ and His sacrifice upon the Cross for our sins. A true Christian either goes himself or he supports the missionaries that go into the world to share The Good News of The Gospel, to proclaim that there is Liberty and Freedom through God's Word from the bondage of sin.

Many Christian organizations such as the World Vision organization, (Founded in 1950) and the Convoy of Hope (Founded in 1994, which is sponsored by the Assembly of God Churches) have taken God's command with love to spread the Good News of the Gospel and to be a servant to those in need all around the world regardless of race or nationality.

I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the Good News of God’s Grace. Acts 20:24

Sadly today we live in a nation where the vast majority have no concern for godly precepts, and lack moral integrity and accountability for their actions. This is an issue of the sinful heart and a prideful, foolish and rebellious mindset. It has nothing to do with a person's nationality, gender, or social and economic standing. We need to learn with the help of the Holy Spirit to see each other through God's eyes. I really do not care what the world tells us ~ There is but only one race - Human, and everyone of us has descended from the same common ancestors ~ Adam and Eve. Just as God loved them, He loves each of us who were created in His image. The worldly agenda proclaimed so strongly is that we should be working together for a common good, but this will never take place due to man's sinful fallen nature. The reality of the situation is the words proclaimed so vociferously don't match the fruit of the actions demonstrated. How could they ever do so when the agenda of self is put above the betterment of others.