The theme of our adoption is “Love is Color Blind”.
The dictionary defines color blind as-partially or totally unable to distinguish certain colors; showing or characterized by freedom from racial bias.
Because of our adoption into the Lord’s family; our definition is different.
When we say that we believe love is color blind, we do not discredit or look over the fact that God has created ALL people and ALL colors. It was and is His choosing that His children would represent every nation, tribe, and tongue. When we get to heaven we will see this and what a glorious display that will be!
The different colors represented in the world are beautiful! But the true beauty is not our coloring but our unity that exists within the diversity! God does not love us based on color. He shows no favoritism and loves us all the same! We are all His favorite and that is a wonderful thing!
Jesus has brought together into one body Jew and Gentile, black and white, man and woman, young and old, slave and free, rich and poor. His atoning sacrifice on the cross means that the blood covers us all.
It says that God does not see our sins because of this covering:
Hebrews 10:14- For by that one offering (Jesus), He made forever perfect in His sight, all those whom He is making holy.
In relating this back to our central theme that love is color blind, it really means that love is not based on the color of our skin or any other superficial trait. God loves us because He created us in His likeness and image. We have all been adopted into His family- a big beautiful, diversified, multi-cultural/ethnic family where we are unified and loved unconditionally!
When Gerrid and I were praying about where to adopt from- we did not care about what “color” of child we wanted. In our eyes, love IS color blind. I don’t say this naively because I am fully aware of the discrimination and counter views that exist to this statement and there is a lot of “ugly” that surrounds that.
I believe this must change…especially through the eyes of the Church!
Ephesians 2:13-22- But now in Christ Jesus you who were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in His flesh, the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace and might both reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility…So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.
Adoption is not something that we as humans created…adoption from the beginning has been God’s doing. Understanding that this basis within our faith; our Spiritual doctrine points to God’s desire for each of us to understand that we have all been adopted!
Our desire, which we believe is in line with the Lord’s, is to break down racial barriers…to not allow color to be something that becomes a “focal point”. We are called to first love God and then love people.
Love is not based on color. Love is manifested out of the overflow of our Father’s heart.
Love is color blind!