What are you looking at?

17621The Bible says that when we are baptized, we put on Christ (Galatians 3.27).  Our appearance changes and the social value placed on our external attributes loses its effect.  Or, it should.  Instead, we are to strive to have the mind of Christ, to live the life of Christ and to practice the love of Christ.

And while we are so busy trying to defend and depict him as socially colored black with dread locks, socially colored white with blonde hair and so on, Christ didn’t pay much attention to our physical attributes.  He did not die to change our hair texture, the shape of our nose or the size of our lips.  He came to die in order to save our souls from sin, hell and separation from God.    He did not die for just your culture or mine.  No, “For God so loved the world…” (John 3.16).  That would be every body.

The fact is, God looked at the billions of people in the world and couldn’t imagine life a part from any of us.  He did not desire to lose a single soul to Satan so He did not pick some cultures and leave others to make their own way to heaven.  When God looks at us, He does not see socially colored people but His children, created in his image.

God’s Word is our mirror and it says, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ (James 1.23; Galatians 3.28).”  So, what are you looking at?

 

 

 

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