What color are you?
By Sonia Brown
answered: "Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you
such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you
say, 'Show us the Father'? Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and
that the Father is in me? (John 14:9-10)
Pastor Tom Brown and I have been blessed with three amazing
children. Justin, our eldest son, Faith, our only girl, and Caleb, our
youngest boy. They all resemble their dad in various ways. For instance,
Justin, like his dad, is a debater and avid reader; Faith is a dreamer and
filmmaker; and then there’s Caleb--Caleb looks exactly like his dad. There
is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Caleb belongs to Tom Brown.
For those of you who don’t know this my husband and I are an
interracial couple. Tom is Caucasian and I am Hispanic. I believe the mix
produces beautiful kids, but then you can say I’m biased.
When my daughter was attending kinder-garden we had to fill out a
form on some personal information for the school on our ethnic background.
We weren’t quite sure what to put. Is it the father’s ethnic or the
mothers? Or is it what the child closely resembles? You see our
predicament. So we decided to put for Justin--Caucasian and for
Faith’s teacher took one look at Faith and knew she did not look
white so she asked her “Faith, what color is your dad?”
Faith thought about this rather unusual question and yet simple
to answer said without hesitation, “Teacher, he’s PINK!”
The innocence of small children. God is not caught up with the
color of ones skin but rather what we do with our lives. The disciples
wanted Jesus to show them the Father and Jesus said haven’t you seen the
Father by the works I’m doing? He was surprised with their question.
We can all learn from little children and, better yet, from
Jesus. He loves us all. Whether we are red, yellow, black, or white, and
even pink. We are all precious in His sight.
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