I’m sure many of us are familiar with the song sung in Sunday Schools all across American and abroad: “Jesus Loves the Little Children” and it goes something like this: “Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world, red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight, Jesus loves the little children of the world”. It does not matter what age we are nor the color of our skin, the Living God sent His Son Jesus for us ALL because of His amazing Love (John 3:16).
As I look at the young child from Japan in my previous blog, “Japan: Mission of Love” I think of how the Lord loves all children from every nation. I also think of His commission for His people: “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature…” This kind of person see’s all mankind as equal. There are no walls, there is no prejudice. All we see is God’s creation and His desire to share with them the greatest gift of all: Jesus.
I remember growing up and how my father was kind to everyone. It did not matter what color they were, nor their ethnicity. I remember in the early 1970’s my father took me aside one day and said, “We are NOT prejudice” I’ll never forget that! Day’s later my brother of whom was returning from Vietnam brought a friend of his from the war that was African-American along with his family. You must understand, we lived in an all white neighborhood and the only time you would see a black person was when you crossed the “8 mile” line. So for our neighborhood this was a big deal! As I think back I am so thankful that my Dad taught me to love all people, not matter the color of their skin.
As a minister of Jesus Christ, I will go wherever He sends me, and I will preach the Good News of God’s Love to whomever He leads me.