We as Christians are called to stand up against injustice no matter where it’s from or what it looks like.
I’ve heard the phrase, “God doesn’t see color” time and time again in conversations surrounding race; specifically from white people trying to bandage up some of the damage caused by hate-fueled rhetoric and actions against people of color. And while I understand the intent of this phrase is to ensue unity and equality through all ethnicities, I believe it to fail in doing this on both ends of the coin.
God isn’t colorblind. He knows my brothers and sisters of color. He knows every hair on our heads and the pigment on our skin. Every shade. He sees it. He loves it. He created it. To say that God doesn’t see color is to say that God doesn’t see what makes his creation so beautiful; we’re unique, wonderfully made, and made precious in his sight.
“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dear God, help me to see Your children of color through Your eyes. Teach me not to be colorblind, but rather to embrace the uniqueness and beauty you infused in each and every one of us. In Jesus’ name, amen.