Black Lives Matter

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you about this movement, as it has been reported extensively by the media this week.  However, this is not just a problem in America. This is a really worrying problem here in the UK too.

It is sad to think that, in the 21st century, racism is still an issue and, sadly, seems to be increasing. At this time we should all be respectful and accepting of one another’s differences, whether they be because of race or religion. 

In God’s eyes all lives are important for, as He commands in Leviticus 19 v 33-34, 

“If a stranger dwells with you in your land, you shall not mistreat him. The stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were once strangers in the land.”

God reminds us that we all were once outcasts and strangers and should therefore show love and care one to another. 

The apostle Paul, when writing the Letter to the Galatians, reminds us that

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

We are all the same in Gods eyes. There is no difference. Our skin colour or religion do not make us any different from anyone else.

Jesus commands us,  Matthew 5 v 43 – 44, 

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,”

There must be no hatred, but just love one towards another. For we are all made in the image of God; Gen 1 v 27,

“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him.”

Let us therefore show love and compassion one towards another and so follow the example of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Quotes taken from the NKJV 

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