2 Corinthians 6:18 NLT
[18] And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty. “

We are all made in the image of God. God’s remnant is only carried from generation to generation through His followers in all nationalities. All of us are indispensable. God’s sons and daughters are all one body living on this planet in the great pilgrimage to our eternal reward.

Black lives matter, as well as white, yellow or brown. We all matter! God loves all of us and does not show favoritism. We are all his prized possession. He knows our deepest fears, our worries and thoughts. He knows how many hairs are on our head. He rejoices over us with singing. None of us have the right to spew hatred and racism toward another child of God.

Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV
[17] The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”

True Leadership Is Needed

It starts with you and me. We can’t make change unless we become the change. We have to love our fellow brothers and sisters in this world through the lens of God. He loves all of us equally. He created us all equally. We all have favor with Him as His sons and daughters.

This melting pot, called America, is a land made up of many cultures. We have a unique opportunity to learn the cultures of the world without leaving our American soil. By embracing multiple cultures and learning about the history of other ethnicities, we can begin to understand life from another perspective. We are all just “trying to make it” in this world. Together, helping one another, gives us all a better chance. Let’s never tire of doing good for others.

Think about the people you might see every day and just pass them by or those behind the scenes that you don’t see — the garbage man, the landscaper, the grocery store cashier, the farm workers picking fruits and vegetables in the fields, cafeteria workers at hospitals or schools, construction workers, tradesmen, nurses, mechanics, technicians, nursing home care workers, doctors, professionals, and the list goes on and on. We all have a unique place in this world. Life, as we have become comfortable to know, would not exist without all of us doing our part. If the farm workers were not picking our fruits and vegetables, our grocery store produce department would look pretty bare. If our garbage men stopped doing their job, we’d have a pretty large heap of trash to try to get rid of some how. If an emergency room doctor walked out in the middle of a shift, there would be a lot of lives that were endangered, needing emergency care. We are all indispensable! We all play a role in the body of Christ.

Romans 12:4-5 NIV
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, [5] so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.


I think it boils down to respecting the lives of others, no matter their skin color or culture. When we can look at others as a child of God, instead of someone that you despise, hearts will change. Loving your neighbor as yourself was Jesus’ command to us. It is simple, yet so difficult for many. We can get this right. We can become “One Nation Under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All.” We’ve said this phrase over and over as we pledge allegiance to the flag our entire lives, but do we really truly live this pledge? Are we truly indivisible? If that were the case, we wouldn’t have a need for the movements in the current environment. There would be familiarity and compassion towards others that crosses over cultural boundaries. To be indivisible, we need leadership that follows the Good Shepherd and doesn’t divide our communities, cities, states and nation. We all need to do our part to start the movement of being indivisible.

A New Leaf

For those that have had indifferences or prejudices with others, God has given us His word with many scriptural references against such things. I pray that you would read the verses below and begin to let them saturate your heart with the love that God has for all of us and begin a new day asking God’s forgiveness and let Him work on your heart to repair relationships in your life.

I love you and am praying for you today!


1 Samuel 16:7b NLT
[7b]The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

Acts 17:26 NLT
[26] From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries.

Colossians 3:13 NLT
[13] Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.

Galatians 3:28 NLT
[28] There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.

James 2:1 NLT
[1] My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others?

James 2:9 NLT
[9] But if you favor some people over others, you are committing a sin. You are guilty of breaking the law.

John 7:24 NKJV
[24] Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”

John 13:34-35 NLT
[34] So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. [35] Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”

Revelation 7:9 NLT
[9] After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands.

Romans 2:11 NLT
[11] For God does not show favoritism.

Leviticus 19:33-34 NIV
[33] “ ‘When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. [34] The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.

Genesis 1:27 NIV
[27] So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

1 John 3:15-16 NIV
[15] Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him. [16] This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.

1 John 4:19-21 NIV
[19] We love because he first loved us. [20] Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. [21] And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.

Acts 10:34-35 NIV
[34] Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism [35] but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.

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