Crosswalk.com aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Intersection of Life and Faith

<< Experiencing LIFE Today with Pete Briscoe

Experiencing LIFE Today - January 30, 2017

  • 2017 Jan 30
  • COMMENTS

Racism should never have happened and so you don’t get a cookie for reducing it. — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

Some of you have gone through, or are currently going through, treatment for cancer. You’re waiting for the day your doctor announces the results of your most recent scan, “The smallest tumors are gone! The mid-size growths have reduced by half, and the largest are 90% smaller in size!”

But what if the same doctor on that same day announced they were going to stop all treatments and just hope the cancer finished eradicating itself? How would you respond? Maybe something like, “No way. Not happening. We don’t stop treatment until every cancerous cell in my body is destroyed.”

I feel similarly about racism, or any notion that we are superior to someone else based on race or ethnicity. Racism is a dark spot on the timeline of history for many nations and people. The good news is that in some quarters the tumors are shrinking – we can look back and see how far we’ve come since the days of slavery. But it’s still happening. Racism still manifests in people’s thoughts and actions.

This cancer, if left unchecked inside the Church, will infect our experience and our extension of God and His grace.

This week, we’re going to observe how Jesus dealt with racism. Because if Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever – which He is – then as He indwells me and I surrender to Him, He will express Himself through me. The same is true for you. Your life today will look like His life in the Gospels. So let’s commence our journey with one small phrase in Luke 7:6, “Jesus went with them.”

Jesus’ position on racism is discovered as we follow Him walking in the direction of others who were unlike Him.

Jesus, are tumors of racism preventing me from growing in love toward all people? I am open to Your healing. Keep me malleable and replace my racist thoughts and actions with Your thoughts and actions. Amen.

Listen to Pete, Jill & Stuart Briscoe on the Telling the Truth broadcast at OnePlace.com

SPECIAL OFFER

Find true comfort in God’s unwavering promises!

Stuart, Jill, and Pete Briscoe want to show you how you can experience joy, hope, and peace even in life’s lonely seasons. That’s why they want to send you their powerful 3-message CD series, Facing Jesus in Your Loneliness. It’s our gift to thank you for your donation to help broadcast God’s Truth to the world – so more people can experience Life in Christ!
 
 

 


Archives

Follow Crosswalk.com