God's Color Palette in Human Design
When we look at our world, we see so much nuance in what the Almighty created. There is great detail, an incredibly refined variation of beautiful arrangement and design. The reality of life and its manifestations are a glory to Him, a testament to His great power and awesome character.
I am grateful God created humankind the same way. Here too we see nuance. We are not all one color or race. Since God fashioned us this way, we need not be color blind. God created our colors. The wonderful palette He used to do so is cause for celebration, rather than division. Nor do we need to be uncomfortable with those different than us. Instead, our colors and differences can be a fascinating delight which draws us toward one another.
While there is one God and one Savior, there are many cultures with diverse experiences and expressions. This brings glory to God, who gave us life and does not create with dry, characterless sameness. Is there anything God touches that is not filled with wondrously creative detail and profound meaning?
Sadly, the pulse of our times is enmity. We can choose better. By understanding we are created by a personal God, a living God who is, we can view others in their true value and engage them as equal to ourselves. We are not mere tissue, lost in an empty universe brought about by accident. As individual persons, with all that real personhood entails in a living human soul created by God, we can treat one another with open respect and lovingkindness.
God is the joy of the races, Jesus the Shepherd of many peoples.
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." (Psalm 139:14)
After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” (Revelation 7:9-10)
Artwork featured: "Respect for Others" a 15" x 20" colored pencil work by artist Jeffrey M Green.