Some human hearts and minds 


are polluted and full of pride, 


and divisiveness that fosters 


bitterness, prejudice, and hatred.


Sadly, at the dawn of 2018,

some people are still embracing unreasonable, irrational, 


preconceived judgments or convictions rooted in 


suspicion, fear, intolerance, prejudiced hostility, 


animosity, and/or old racial prejudices 


directed against individuals and 


ethnic groups who they deem 


"Less than they are"  


because of the color of their skin or their ethnicity.


"Sowers of Discord" 


sow seeds of bitterness, 


anger, suspicion, and hatred. 


They are driven to act on the vulnerabilities of others. 


They tend to take pleasure in exploiting 


the passions, weaknesses, and emotions of others.


For the most part...


they are driven by their own self-interests 


and inner turmoil.



Such behavior is not from God.



The Scriptures refer to this behavior as



“The works of the flesh.”

Christ calls His followers 


to imitate His example


by living peacefully with others. 


All forms of racism, prejudice, 


and discrimination are an 


affront to the sacrifice


 made by Christ 


on the cross.

If we treat a person with contempt, 


we are mistreating a person created in God’s image;

 

we are hurting somebody whom God loves 


and for whom Jesus died.

If God is impartial and loves us with impartiality, 

then we need to love others with that same high standard. 

Worldly divisions 



mean nothing to God,



 for God's creation is everywhere,



and God's love extends 



beyond the borders of race, 



creed, or nations. 

It is our Spirit which makes us 


relevant to anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Jesus always included people.


He embraced others... 


with a radical disregard for their  


race, tribe, creed, color, class, religion, language,


age, culture, disability, political beliefs,


educational background, or socioeconomic differences,


experiences, or realities. 

The Scriptures affirm 


the fundamental equality of all people 


before God.


God's Word is very clear in telling us that 


no one is insignificant.


Every single person is important, 


vital, and valuable to God.

The time has come for us to come together


and fulfill our role in the body.


Our true individuality is found, discovered, 


and experienced in relationship to the body of Christ.


We are one in Spirit, one in mind, and one in purpose.


Our individuality is a work of grace.

Our physical body is comprised of many parts 


which makes up the whole.


We have the limbs, organs, and various members that, 


when left alone, are useless, but when assembled 


they make up the entire body.


So, too, does the unity of the body of Christ, 


created in Christ.


This body is comprised of all nations, 


all races, all ethnic groups.


The body is a unit 


made up of diverse and equal parts...


each actively supporting 


and strengthening the other.

Members of the Body of Christ possess 


a diversity of gifts suited to particular functions.


Corinthians 12:4-31

“The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts;


and though all its parts are many, they form one body. 


Members of the Body of Christ share a common bond... 


regardless of background, race, or ministry. 



“There should be no division in the body, 


but . . . its parts should have equal concern 


for each other”.


Corinthians 12:25 

There is only one race...

the human race!


From one man 



God made every nation of men,



that they should inhabit 


the whole earth.

God does not show partiality 


or favoritism...


and neither should we!

We are each individual, 



eternal expressions of God.



Our essential nature is divine



and therefore inherently good.


God designed us to be uniquely different, 


and at the same time, 


have some of the same characteristics and traits.


There is no other person who is 

exactly like us! 


We are all originals!


Knowing that we are unique...

 should humble us.

All human beings have the same


physical characteristics.


More importantly,


 all human beings are equally created.

There is one God and Father of all.


God is over all, through all, and in all.


God is Creator of all.


He has authority over all.


He sustains all and is in control of all.


God's presence is everywhere 


and in everyone. 

We are all of one spirit, 


one humanity, one human family...


and a significant member of 


God's amazing Creation.


Our differences should never 


separate us.


We are not different races. 



Rather, we are different ethnicities

 


of the human race.



May we distinguish, welcome, 


and bless God for creating us to be


 uniquely different.

God's Peace will lead us to


peaceful outcomes.

Let us not become slaves to our emotions.


When individuals, communities, cities, states, and nations


allow their emotions to guide their behavior,


inevitably, they end up not resolving anything.


They only make matters worse.


In times of conflict... 


some may feel anger, fearful, and wronged.


  They may even feel the need to lash out...


defend, attack, and get revenge.


They spend precious life moments


devising human schemes to defeat their opponents.


They are quick to utilize


the ways of the world to garner the "Big win!".


Their natural human emotions often try to direct


the behavior of others.


Peace is learning to let go of our will,


desires, and plans.

  

Peace is surrendering and yielding ourselves


to You, O Lord,


allowing You to be in control,


for You are our ultimate Peace!



Peace enables us to yield our will over to God.


Peace enables us to be moved from the stronghold 


of fear and trepidations... into a life of harmony.


Isaiah 26:3; II Timothy 1:7 

May love, peace and unity 

become contagious 

and spread like flames.

May it excite, burn, and grow,

so the winds of disagreement 

will not blow it out!

May the entire Universe look to the future


with a vision of good deeds 

 and a peaceful existence. 

We can celebrate our diversity

because our many differences

point to the one thing

we all have in common -

God. 

God's love must be our model for life.

Yes, we are all different.

Different customs, different foods,

different mannerisms, different languages,

but not so different that we cannot get along

with one another.

 

Our prayer is that, 

as individuals, communities, 

cities, states,

as a nation and universe,

we all come to the realization of You

as the Source of our inner 

and outer Peace.

 This wisdom, of You, 

will allow us to address,

resolve, and root out the vast problems

confronting us, each and every day.

We know that in You, O God of all Peace,

there is no barrier or boundary
that Your Love cannot overcome.

You are able to dispel all darkness

and heal all the Spiritual dis-eases

 of humanity.

You are the Giver of all life.

You are everywhere 

and in our every breath.

You are our Creator 

and Controller of all.

You are Sovereign over all,

and no devil in hell 

can block or stop Your plans. 

You are Love, the Source of life,

and You are within each of us, 
every moment.

We know that Peace will be impossible

unless we allow Your Peace to rule in us!

Help us, O God, to realize that

once we make real peace with You...

we will be able to attain and maintain

Peace and unity in the here and now, 

with others.

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Humanity must be awakened


with a large dose of God's Peace.



When we realize God's peace... 


there is an absolute, unassailable, well-founded, steadfast,


unwavering, immovable, unswerving, unshakeable


certainty within which takes us through 


any situation we may face.

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