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In this world, Satan tries to convince us that different is bad. When we listen to Satan, we find evil pleasure in picking on people who are different than us—especially about differences they can’t change, such as the color of their skin. In this world, there is a whole lot of time and energy being spent trying to prove that some people are inferior to others simply because of their pigmentation. Many souls are taught that God approves of such racism. If you’ve been raised with this kind of teaching, it’s pretty hard to see things from a different perspective. Yet it is important that you ask the Holy Spirit to guide you in this area, for God has a very different view of skin color than we do.
Our Creator LOVES variety. He simply can’t get enough of it. Look around at the natural world He created. Birds and bugs, flowers and trees—everywhere we look we see an explosion of differences. No two leaves are exactly alike. No two snowflakes are exactly alike. God has created a million variables—such as color, texture, size, shape and sound—and He gets endless enjoyment out of coming up with new and different combinations. Human beings are no exception to this rule. Small noses, flat noses, large noses, curved noses—God has an endless variety of noses at His disposal. When He put you together, He selected just the one that He wanted you to have. Then He decided on the shape, color, and position of your eyes. Your hair was another set of decisions—thickness, color, curl and rate of growth. When it came to choosing your skin color—well, He thoroughly enjoyed that moment. Should He paint you a deep, rich brown or make you as black as the night sky? Should He choose a light creamy shade or a soft tan? Whatever He chose for you, He finds it very beautiful and satisfying to look at. God loves skin colors—the more the merrier. He loves variety. He likes to look down at His world and see all of His perfect colors swirling about together. Different is exciting to God. Different is never a reason to pick on someone. Different is something to celebrate.
How big are your teeth? How long are your fingers? How wide are your feet? How thick are your thighs? How large are your ears? You take your physical features for granted, but God carefully chose each one as He assembled yet another grand masterpiece. God is like a skilled painter whose every brush stroke is filled with purpose. Nothing about you is random. Nothing about you was predetermined by the genetic package you inherited from your parents. We naturally look for similarities among family members and then we come up with theories about dominant and recessive genes. But in reality, every human is an original masterpiece that was handcrafted by God. He loves the way we look because He put us together. He could have made us all the same shape or color, but He finds that idea exceptionally dull. Our Creator loves variety. He thinks different is exciting. So if you’re the only one of your shade at school or in the workplace or walking down the street, don’t think of yourself as sticking out like a sore thumb. To God, you are enhancing the moment—adding an exciting splash of color to an already beautiful painting. If you live in a place where foolish people have decided that one shade of skin is better than another, don’t offend God by promoting this idea. Treating people differently based on the shade of their skin is obnoxious. God loves variety, and we need to reflect this same attitude if we’re going to live in alignment with Him. Colors are good. Differences are good.
The next time you see a color that’s different than yours, compliment God on His artistic talent. After all, He was the One who invented color in the first place. It’s thanks to Him that you see a blue sky, green grass, red roses, and beautifully painted people. Would you really want to live in a world where everything looks the same?