Thursday, June 18 2020
Do Black Lives Matter to God?
Yes, for the Word of the Lord says, "God is no respecter of persons, but all are equal in His eyes." (Romans 2:11)
The word Eve, the first woman, wife of Adam, means, "Mother of all Living", so sorry to disappoint anyone who thinks they are from outer space but every one human being has come from the one woman, Eve.
Many have tried to change our history, but it remains because it is so. God is called, I AM, indicating He is our forever God.
Who do we look like? Not monkeys, or giraffes, or crocodiles, no! We all look like - God!
In a study I remember learning that we are made in the "Image" of God. This word is the same as the imprint on a coin (where royalty are stamped). We know who they are immediately by their imprint shape. That is the same word as we have in Genesis. We are an Imprint of God.
For those who hate deferring from the Scriptures, go and have a coffee or drink now.
I thought about how could God make us from Himself? Then I remembered his son, Jesus. He was a human being, a baby, a boy and a man. As a man he was probably a bit like all our famous footballers, tall dark and handsome! (girls dream on). Now for the imagination part. Jesus lies down face first in the red dirt (Adam is from 'red') and we can all imagine the Pilbarra region now. Red dirt, not black or white, but rosy red. If you lie down in the right surfaces you can make an imprint. Remember how easy it is in sand?
Thursday, June 18 2020
Do black lives matter to God?
I believe so! In fact, definitely so. For it is written, "God is no respecter of persons, but everyone is equal in his eyes" (paraphrased)
God is Sovereign and The Word of God (Bible ) says:
In the beginning, God....
Everything physical that is here, earth, sea, clouds, sun, moon, sky, planets, plants, animals, and finally
Every one of us human beings came from one woman, wow! Eve means in Hebrew, Mother of all living.
So, whether you are some colour of skin that you think does not rate, remember you are related to everyone on earth and gone before and coming after us.
The above portrait was my first portrait, done in oils at art classes in Canberra where I was most productive. I did look at a picture in a brochure to get the image correct, but never transferred anything. I looked, made a sketch and then tried to get the colour schemes correct. It is simply a work of art and imagination. It took over 6 months to finish.
Why this picture? Well, as I painted I had to mix lots of tubes of oil colour and I could not believe which colours I used, white, red, yellow ochre, green, orange, brown, blue (cobalt), that made the skin colour appear the way I wanted it.
In the beginning God made only one person, Adam (Adom means red) and in His image. The term used is the same as an imprint on a coin, like the queen of England on our coins (we still have them). We are an imprint of who? Well, we know Jesus came and lived here. He was also in Heaven with his Father before he became a human being (John 17:5)
I believe it is possible that Jesus' laid his image in the sand and made Adam from that same image. (Like footprints in the sand, it can be done) Jesus was the first sand carver!
You are precious to God, like a diamond and so shall we all be who love Jesus, like a diamond in the sky, shining brightly for all eternity. Look to Jesus, the author and finisher or our faith, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end (and everything in between). This pandemic will end, but we will not. We are eternal (with a nice new body) and so is Heaven. Be there! Call on your maker today, Jesus Christ, son of Mary and Joseph (who should have been King of Judah) and all other persons who love Jesus from Abel (A shepherd like Jesus) killed by his brother Cain, the first child on earth - who became a murderer!
Be of good cheer, Jesus will return one day soon. I am working on a possible date, despite the fact that we "know not the day not the hour", but it is getting closer.
God bless you.