The Color of Grace.

Posted: April 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

Jesus wasn’t a white dude.
It’s no mystery, it’s simple history.
He was brown.
He was a middle eastern man.

I remember when I was a kid we went to the theater to see a movie about the life of Christ called The Gospel Road.
The movie had an incredible soundtrack and narration by Johnny Cash.
That was so stinking cool.
The man in black singing about the man from Galilee.
But, when they made the movie, they seemed to forget that Jesus did come from Galilee.
The movie made Jesus white.
Jesus had blond hair and blue eyes.
At the time, it didn’t phase me.
It seemed right for God to look like a European male model.
But, it was fake news, a misrepresentation of Holy hues.

I’ve noticed that when artists paint or draw Jesus, He inevitably looks a little like them.
We all try to create Jesus in our image.
We are much more comfortable with a Christ that looks just like us.

It’s seems to be a natural inclination.
On the cross, He took our place…
So, we want to give him our face.

He took my place, not so he could assume my image, but so that I could realize that I was created in HIS image.
When Jesus looks at a mirror, he DOESN’T see me.
When he looks at me, he SHOULD see a mirror.
I need to look more like him everyday.
That has nothing to do with race, it has everything to do with grace.
The goal is for me to look like him, in the way I act and treat others.
So, what is the color of grace?
It’s the beautiful shade that is created when we reflect Christ together to a gray world.
Let’s paint Jesus with our actions.

 

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