May 4, 2009

Google Quote of the Day & Gospel response

The Google quote of the day comes from George Aiken. He states:

"If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon."

I was reminded (and encouraged) that the Gospel does not ignore or replace things (as in a simple swap). It eradicates them, putting into its place not only an acceptable thing, but the very best thing -- the way it was supposed to be.

The Gospel does not cause within us a desire to ignore race as a part of a person. It produces within us a love for the person of the race, embracing the diversity as a reminder that Jesus is the Savior of the world, that is, He came to save people from every nation on this earth.

This is an amazing fruit of the Gospel in the church.