To begin with, I pose this question. Have you ever wondered what people say about you when you’re not around? Generally speaking, most people have heard the saying, “I wish I could have been a fly on the wall.” Of course, only long enough to see and hear how people feel about you. So, who do people say you are? Are their perceptions of you formed from a personal relationship with you? Or are they formed based on the opinions of others whether true or false?
“In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him.”
“The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”
When I was a child the darkness frightened me because I couldn’t see. I stumbled around in the dark as if I were blind. As soon as I’d find the light switch it was like I’d been saved from the creatures that lurked in the darkness.
In general, most people agree that America has come a long way since the Civil Rights Movement. We’ve had a black president for goodness sakes. For that reason, many of our white brothers and sisters don’t think racism exists anymore. But black people face some form of racism on a daily basis. Now, you may wonder, what does the ‘heart of man’ have to do with racism in America? Well, the ‘heart of man,’ correlates with one’s beliefs about other ethnicities and cultures. But first, let’s look at the definition of racism so that we are all on the same page.
“I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return.
May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God.”
America—a land filled with many intricate doorways that lead to opportunity, and yet some are a revolving door to the past. The cries of the ‘blood of people’ murdered for the color of their skin reach heaven to GOD, the ONE, who created them.
And as God looks at HIS creation, in which all are made out of LOVE, I imagine, HE must shake HIS head to say, “What have you done with what I have given you?” For the Breath of LIFEis given for HIS purpose, HIS plan, and HIS glory.
So, to everyone on earth that takes a breath, what really matters is that everyone has a heart of unified love. That kind of LOVE can only come from knowing God.