Krista and I wanted our kids to understand why they had the day off.
We watched a couple of videos about Martin Luther King, Jr. and talked to them about how bad racism used to be, how much improvement there has been and how much improvement needs to happen still.
We talked about the fact that God demonstrated His love for us in that while we were his enemy, he sent his Son to die for us and what we ought to love others like God loved us.
Consider the starting point in the gospel for so many of the the social issues we have addressed: the creation of man and woman in the image of God with equal dignity before God. As we've seen, this means that no human being is more or less human than another. All are made in God's image. It is a lack of trust in this truth that has led to indescribable horrors in human history. (p. 190)
God's word reminds us that regardless of the color of our skin, we all have the same roots. Fundamentally, we are all part of the same race. That's why we all need the same gospel. (p. 192)
By the sheer grace of God in the gospel, we are compelled to counter selfish pride and ethnic prejudice both in our hearts and our culture. (p. 209)
Pray and Ask God to
- Open the eyes of all believers (including your own) to selfish pride and and sinful prejudice and to grant repentance.
- Give the leadership of the United States (and other governments) wisdom in addressing the issues of racism and immigration.
- Acts 17:26 "He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place."
- Galatians 3:28 "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus."