It is amazing how quickly time passes! Already the holiday season is upon us.
A Believer and fellow co-worker recently shared with me his sentiment that skin color is irrelevant when it comes to faith in Jesus Christ and how right he is! Our Lord and Savior made all different types of people to know and love him. How diverse his human creations are and were meant to be!
Over the weekend I found a copy of this poem in a church bulletin I had saved. I thought how much it reminded me of the conversation with my co-worker as well as the above video created by members of a wonderful church body that resides in Northern Virginia, McLean Bible Church.
The Beautiful Color of Love
by Arnold Sparky Watts
What color is God,
Asked the child with skin so fair
Is he white like me,
Does he have light hair?
Is God dark like me,
Asked the child with skin of golden hue
Has he hair that's dark and curly,
Are his eyes black or blue?
I think God is red like me,
The Indian boy is heard to say
He wears a crown of feathers,
And turns our nights to day
Each one of us knows that God is there,
In all the colors of love
So when your soul goes to Heaven,
When your life comes to its end
He will be waiting, and his hand to you
Will he extend.
There will be no colors in Heaven,
Everyone will be the same.
You will only be judged by your earthly deeds,
Not your color or your name
So when your time comes,
And you see God in his Heaven above,
Then you will see the only color that counts,
The beautiful color of love.