Let’s Celebrate Black History

Let’s Celebrate!

It’s Black History Month. I’m black and I want to celebrate that aspect of me. I try to do it all the time, not by being over the top about it but giving a proper due to those of my hue. Some Christians don’t think race should be an issue at all. They cite Galatians 3:28. This scripture doesn’t dismiss race but affirms that all races, genders and nationalities in Christ are equal. Even though some use this scripture to say we shouldn’t celebrate blacks’ contribution to society by noting their race, I use this scripture to say the opposite. Because blacks and their works have been consistently, systematically even, marginalized throughout the decades, and because God looks at Christians the same regardless of race, I believe I am obligated to highlight black Christians. But I won’t just celebrate them but also some of my heroes in the secular world because of their biblical ideas, even if they didn’t acknowledge the Bible; truth is truth and all comes from God. Won’t you celebrate with me?

Copyright 2010 by Rhonda J. Smith

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s