This month is in celebration of Black History. Many programs have taken place in Columbia, TN such as the Annual Fairview Recreation Black History Musical. Also, Columbia State Community College hosted an event at the Cherry Theater. Carmack Blvd. Church of Christ is hosting their program on today at 2:00 pm. These celebrations allow for the reflection of how the African Americans have blessed the world with their contributions. This year is particularly special as the country celebrates 150 years of the Emancipation Proclamation and 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s, “I Have a Dream” poetic speech.
God’s story is promptly told through His relationship with mankind. Each race of people created by Him does have significance in His story. Yet, God chose a specific man, Abraham, and his people to bless the world. “Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.”(Genesis 18:18) The promise and blessing came to all people through Jesus Christ. Jesus is the promised seed of Abraham. All who believe in Jesus are eternally blessed by God, the Father.
All over the world there are stories being lived out. Some are with Jesus and some are not. Jesus makes the difference. His name breaks down barriers between races and other differences. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”(Galatians 3:28) His story is the one for all eternity. Challenge: Reflect on God’s Story with Jesus in mind in reference to your story. Reflection: How is God writing your book?