Day Five: One Blood, One Family

Revelations 7:9-10 (NIV): After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”

“… [R]acism makes an assumption that there is more than one race… Racism is based on a lie. God created one race, one blood. That’s the human race. The very idea of the Gospel is that we would be one. The world would know that we are Christians because of our oneness, and because of our love. Jesus intentionally brought together disciples who were very different—fishermen, tax collectors—not people who would naturally love one another. But he did this to show us what love looks like in practice. We have the privilege of putting this same kind of love on display as we love those in the body of Christ who don’t look like us.” [John Perkins, One Blood, p. 13, 75]

Let’s worship to the song, “Resurrecting” by Elevation Worship (click here).

Prayer: Thank you Lord for dying on the cross to make us one. I confess that, “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” I worship and praise you, the resurrected king. In Jesus’ name, amen.

– CR