Mark Affleck

Acute COLOR-BLINDNESS Kept Her In The Dark

January 20, 2020
Spiritual Growth

Soon after waking up this morning with sleepy eyes and my companion crick in the neck, I thought about Dr. Martin Luther King and his incredibly important legacy our nation will honor today.

My next thought was that nobody wants the pilot of their plane to be BLIND. Sounds crazy, right? Yes, but it has a backstory that starts with a string of words all of us have heard: “I am colorblind to race.”
People who make that claim are walking without God’s support because Jesus is NOT colorblind.
Colorblindness ignores God’s plan to have everyone–regardless of race, ethnicity, or culture—be part of his sovereign plan.
If we say: “I don’t see color in people,” we are declaring that “we don’t see them at all.”
We are NOT the same! 
If we hide the love of Christ from people who are different than us, we are requiring that they become like us in order to meet Jesus. And that is misguided foolishness.
Being colorblind to race is unrealistic, anyway.
I’m white. Your black. She’s brown. We are different! We should not pretend that God made us all the same. We should cherish that glorious disparity; while remembering that we are all EQUAL in and through Christ underneath those differences.
Christian colorblindness breeds a dangerous form of loveless ethno-superiority that vaporizes people through politically-correct inclusion.
It is an immutable life law that we love people less when we ignore how God made them.
I’ll end with this…
The biggest racial cop-out on planet earth is perpetuating the LIE that we would all “get along” if we were colorblind. WRONG. We would all get along if we all loved Jesus.
I ask God to keep me from associating color to people and, instead, always remember that all of us are unified in and through him.
Where are you on the racial colorblindness wheel?
“For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us.” Ephesians 2:14

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