Posted in God, love

This is how I See it

“For it is a shame even to speak of or mention the things that [such people] practice in secret.” (Ephesians 5:12 AMP)

The colour of God is neither white nor black. The colour of love is neither blue nor red. God is God. Love is love. There is no substitute to describe how God looks. There is a perfect description that can fix the definition of love.

How I see it is that, when God created the first Adam, he did not say, “I will make man in white skin colour as mine. And he will have dominion over his Coloured fellows.” Instead, the Lord says, “Let us make man in OUR OWN IMAGE.” Can anyone tell me the real image of God? No! No one has seen Him and no one will.

Man, himself, founded racial prejudice. In-between the white and dark skin, we have other people that are neither white nor dark. Where do we place them? Do we classify them as dark or ‘almost’ white? Or should we just say that they are those with the incorrect skin? What would be our reactions if someone calls us Apes?

Like never before, the spirit of subjection rules the heart of man. For sure we have a problem when we have to deal with people based on their colour of their skin or their characteristics. It just demonstrates that we have descended so low. And that we are far away from the God’s commandment of loving our neighbours as ourselves (Mark 12:31).

Can I ask us this question? What do we see when we look at our neighbours or our friends or our colleagues or our classmates? Do we see them as monkeys? Do we think of them as ugly or disabled? Do we often wish that they were configured in a different way than they look?

If God is going to do business with us based on our features, then it means that secret message of Christianity is not love. The reason we are serving Jehovah is because he first loved us before we turn back to Him to love him. That is the message. Christianity is not a question of professing our faith. It is not about carrying a Bible and forcing the scriptures into the hearts of sinners. It is not a matter of going to church all the time. It will not have anything to do with the length of our prayers.

Christianity is LOVE. If we do not get it now, I believe that we are never going to get it. If we love with the profound intention and a pure heart, we would not for once think about seeing others in the light of how the world’s view.

That God created us at variance signifies that He is the perfect artist. He loves experimenting with skin colour. Instead of bolting for the door if tomorrow we hear that someone with a green skin is born; perhaps, I suggest we pause to think whether this is not our Father’s handiwork.

I pray that God will teach us to love others in just the exact ways He wants us to in Jesus name, Amen.

Author:

Princess Ayelotan is a writer/poet, feminist and independent researcher. Her scholarly interest ranges widely, from — Creative Writing related to Gender issues; — Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), — Rape as a weapon of war, — Violence against disabled women, — Child Sexual Exploitation : e.g. child prostitution and trafficking, — Female economic empowerment — Activism.

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