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Call Jesus white? Call Santa a Historical Figure? Black Santa?

article-2523601-1A18A1BC00000578-641_636x382You may have seen this article title on CNN or another website concerning Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly’s comment that Jesus is white. She also spoke on the whiteness of the fictional character called Santa, who obviously never visits the needy. As thousands of children every year go without a single gift.

Her thinking is not too foreign from the majority of black and white Christian churches. It would seem the world at large has a better grip on diversity than the church. I believe it stems from the white icon called Jesus. As you know, Sunday is still the most segregated day of the week, as hordes of blacks rush to black churches and hordes of whites run to white churches.

You may not know this but when you see on the Trinitron a white Jesus with long flowing gold locks on Christmas plays and other church functions this immediately causes a separation. Why? Blacks in America feel racism everyday. Some of us more than others depending upon the circles you frequent. I was recently offered a part in an indie film as what character do you think?

God told the people of Israel not to create images of the divine, but man is seldom satisfied to pray in faith believing without seeing. He must erect some image as the object to which tribute is given, but God called this idolatry. Why? Whoever has the image would be seen as closest to God and favored. I suspect Megyn Kelly is either ignorant of this fact or racist. I choose to believe the former, given the fact she is not a representative of the church or a theologian.

I think C.S. Lewis understood this as he used a lion to represent Christ. Let the Christian church be mindful of this. The race of Jesus does matter, because as I have said, “whoever has the image would be seen as closest to God and favored.” It is simply human nature to do so. But God said, those closest to him would be those who live righteously and love him with everything and their fellow man. Images will never do this, but tangible acts of love will.

“YOU GOT THIS”

There has  never been a day when the power of God has known limits. There is power in the name of Jesus. This power caused Christ to rise from the dead on the third day. He is our creator and he is our sustainer. He is the King of kings and Lord of all Lords. He is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and manifest himself throughout time as one who keeps us.

I have tasted of the mercies of the Lord and his mercy has endured forever. His faithfulness has astounded me, even when I have sinned. He has forgiven me and I am ever grateful. I love the Lord who has sustained, rearranged, changed, and continues to renew me. The Bible records his awesomeness. I record his awesomeness and with this I can say, “You Got This.”

Christmas is nearing and this day is recorded as one of the sadness in the year. It has also been recorded that the United States is one of the saddest countries in the world. North Korea has been mentioned as one of the happiest countries in the world. I do not know whether the statements are true, but what I do know is “You Got This,” whether you live in saddness or not.

“You Got This,” because if you are in Christ and Christ is in you, Romans 8:37 records that you are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Your circumstances as mentioned in my earlier blog is within the creative power of God. He rules the year, month, day, and hour. He hears the cry of your heart and sees the faithfulness of your walk. He is not slack concerning his promises. Be patient. “You Got This.”

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