Philippians 2:3-4 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
As I sat in the waiting room of my physician, a little girl, no older than six sat across from me with her grandmother.
The little girl was quite involved with an over-sized coloring book she had hanging off her lap.
During the time that I sat waiting to be called, I couldn’t help but marvel at how focus this little child was in getting all the colors to stay within the lines of the picture.
At times, her grandmother would gently move the book back on the child’s lap, as if not wanting to disturb the masterwork of this little Picasso.
“Grand mom…do you pray in colors?”
A few people in the waiting room began to chuckle and smile.
“Grand mom! Did you hear me?” the little girl said at the top of her lungs. “Do you pray in colors?”
Noticing that the little girl grandmother was startled at the question. She nervously looked over at me and just hunched her shoulders.
“I guess I do honey,” her grandmother replied.
“Do Jesus pray in colors?” the little girl asked, with her tongue sticking out, as she turned the page of her coloring book.
“I suppose so,” her grandmother said.
“So you don’t know…right grand mom?”
“Honey, don’t be so loud….we will talk about it when we get home.”
The little girl looked up at her grandmother, nodded and went back to coloring in her book.
Later that day, as I had time to think over how the day went, I couldn’t help but wonder to myself about praying in colors.
As a black woman, I had to ask myself the same question as the little girl in the waiting room.
Have I myself been praying in colors?
Imagine the thought that as believers we only pray for people who are the same color as us.
But I truly believe this little child hit on the heart of the matter.
Through her eyes and those of Jesus, the beauty of colors makes this a most beautiful world.
The color of a person’s skin should not separate us but pull us together like the colors that God intended for us to be.
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2016 The Year of Our Lord