I was reading and praying this morning for our country. I believe our country and our state need a lot of prayer right now. As a Christian, my go to book on everything is the Bible. It has the answers I am looking for. It has guided me and comforted me personally for years. The Bible’s principles also address the political and legislative issues our country and state currently face as well.
Did you know that God settled the issue on which lives matter over 2,000 years ago?…Why do you think that is? Because many of the same issues that we face today are the very same challenges society was having to work through then. Sure, we’ve advanced in many ways, but the same current social issues and disputes are all historically recorded.
One issue that seems to be dominating is the issue of life. Whose life matters the most? Presidential debates are even talking about it….Yours, his, hers, mine, theirs…You may remember in one famous debate a viewer posed this question-It flew all over the internet… “Is it all lives matter or black lives matter?”
Thankfully, the Bible settles that issue. The answer is: It’s “ALL Lives Matter.” It’s not one life being more important than another, nor is it one race being more important than another.
Colossians 3: 10-11 says:
“You are living a brand new kind of life that is continually learning more and more of what is right, and trying constantly to be more and more like Christ who created this new life within you. In this new life one’s nationality or race or education or social position is unimportant; such things mean nothing. Whether a person has Christ is what matters, and he is equally available to all.“ <———-ALL
Your nationality, race, education, social position are not to be exalted above mine. Nor is mine to be exalted above you. The more important question is do you and I have Christ? You see, if you truly have Christ dwelling in you, then you will value ALL lives and not elevate and extol the color of your skin, language, job, or economic background (whether poor or rich) over others. ALL means ALL! Christ in you is what matters. Christ in you! And, He is equally available to ALL!
He’s all inclusive. Every life. He died for all.
So if you’ve been getting all caught up in the movements of whose life matters, then you’re part of the problem. You’re actually fueling the division. You see, we all matter. You have to realize that God literally created every skin color. He fashioned us with the beautiful diversity of colors, nations and languages. Revelation 7: 9 says…“I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from all nations and provinces and languages, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb…”
ALL means ALL!
I believe what God says. ALL means ALL. You, me, him, her, them, us…every color. Every nation. Every language.
#ALL LIVES MATTER