Hope for Racial Reconciliation
Recently, a tragedy occurred in our country resurfacing the topics of racial reconciliation and police brutality unfortunately once again. Emotionally charged topics with varying viewpoints, have people landing on different places for where they stand. The cry for justice is loud and desperate. Many are speaking out and reaching out in ways that they can, hoping for change.
I touched on the topic of racial reconciliation over at Risen Motherhood. Focusing on how we can teach the next generation about the way God views people of different races and how they are to be treated. This is hardly a deep discussion of this issue. Rather, it is more so a look into how we can make everyday changes in how we view and treat other people who look different from us. Change begins with us.
Repentance and Faith
True change begins with repentance and faith in the gospel. Once made a new creation in Christ, we are able to have eyes to see not as the world sees: black or white, rich or poor, republican or democrat and the list goes on. Instead, Christians are united by faith in Christ (Galatians 5:6). By the grace of God, He will give us eyes to see the beauty in all people whom He created in His image.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you. Psalm 89:14
As our children grab crayons to scribble in their stick figure people, they reach for a skin tone that matches their own. When they get a little older, they might start to notice different skin tones in the grocery store or the library story hour. They might even ask awkward and embarrassing questions about differences in facial features or hair texture. As they grow, eventually they’ll encounter more than differences, they’ll experience division. Read more here.