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