Change

“Looking to Jesus the author and finisher (KJV)/ the pioneer and perfecter of our faith who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame and has taken a seat at the right hand of the throne of God.”

~ Hebrews 12.2, NRSV

Some say, “Change is good” while others lament, “Change is hard.”  The former affirms that there are times when doing things differently is beneficial but the latter points to the difficulty of it.  Change may be good but it can be hard work.  Still, nothing worth having is attained with ease or without some amount of blood, sweat and tears.

The race-less life is about change and while I am certain that this change is good, it can be hard.  But, that doesn’t mean that it cannot be done, that we should give up and revert back to the way we have always been.

Race says that we are stuck in who we are and who has been, that we cannot change our race.   But, as a Christian believer, we do not affirm that there are some things that God cannot do but that he makes us new creatures in Christ (Second Corinthians 5.17).  We believe that all things are possible with God (Matthew 19.26).

And since race says that I cannot change myself if I believe in it, then I will change race.  I will change my confession concerning it: “I am race-less.”  This statement redefines race and says that race does not have dominion over me.

Besides, God made us in his image and it is not our physical appearance that He wants to change.  He wants to change our sinful state, to heal our broken hearts and race has nothing to do with that.  Race can’t bring this kind of change– only Jesus can.  The change that he brought on the cross was hard but it was for our good.

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