It’s just the color of skin, Lord, that’s all.
And we boast about our shade as though any one shade is better than any other.
We boast about our color as though we had one single bit of control over who we are, or where we were born, or into what race we were placed.
We’re all just people… made in Your image and precious in Your sight.
Remind us as your children, that the Kingdom is not about color, not about privilege, not about gender, not about politics, and not about economics.
The Kingdom is all about the condition of heart and the content of character.
Your gaze is always upon the person within, and so ours must be as well.
Teach us that there are no limits to the embrace of Your Kingdom.
For in Your Kingdom, there are no lines of color that will segregate, no walls of heritage that will divide, no fences of prejudice that will draw distinctions, for ALL are one in Christ Jesus.
We’ve built enough walls, instilled enough hatred, and passed along enough bigotry.
Forgive us. Change us. Empower us. Make us better and make us bolder.
Teach us to stand united, hand in hand, heart to heart, as children of a Greater God.
Father help us to build the Kingdom and not to destroy it.
Remind us that that which sometimes divides us is just the color of skin, that’s all.
-Dr. Jon R. Roebuck