This past weekend our country celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through services, parades and many remembrances. On Sunday, in our corporate Chapelhill Worship Experiences, we brought attention to Dr. King’s speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial:
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of it’s creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character…”
I’ve heard people say, “I’m color blind when it comes to race.” Well, I understand the heart behind that statement, but the reality is we all see color. We’re not really color blind, and we don’t have to be because each color is beautiful. God created His people in beautiful colors – in His image – and it’s a beautiful thing.
As we love people, we can be the answer to Dr. King’s dream by living intentionally in relationships with people of all colors – including them in our circles of love. May each of us who name the name of Jesus as Savior and Lord (the Church) refuse to draw any racial boundaries; remembering our Savior shed His blood for every tribe and tongue…for everyone!
The cross is the ultimate reconciliation. It’s a beautiful thing.