God created man in His own image,
in the image of God He created him;
male and female…
Whether chalkboard black
or cotton ball white
We are imago dei-
created in the image of God.
He formed our inward parts and
knitted us together in our mother’s womb.
We should give thanks for
we are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Our worth is not based on a check-marked box
declaring our race.
While mere man may condemn us
with preconceived notions
because of the color of our skin,
there is now no condemnation
for those in Christ Jesus.
For whom the Son sets free is free indeed!
All that matters is a new creation-
The reconciled now ministers of reconciliation.
Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream-
It’s culmination at Revelation chapter seven.
Where all tribes, peoples and languages
from every nation
stand before the Lamb’s throne
crying out, “Salvation belongs to our God!”
One day a New Jerusalem where
God will dwell with man
wiping away every tear,
death shall be no more,
no mourning, no crying and no pain.
Justice executed. Peace eternal.
Come, Lord Jesus, Come.
-Debbie Neal Crawford
Scripture references: Genesis 1:27, Psalm 139:13-14, Romans 8:1, 2 Cor. 5:17-18 and Revelation 21: 3-4