By Jim Stockstill
The truth is that every single life “unborn and born” matters to our creator – Almighty God.
Genesis 7:6-7 “6 Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth. 7 And Noah and his sons (three) and his wife and his sons’ wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood.” To repopulate the earth with mankind, the Lord began with eight (Hebrew – new beginning) living souls. The Ark was not only home to representatives of all land-dwelling, air-breathing animal kinds. It was also home to Shem, who would become the great (x7) grandfather of Abraham, through whom the whole world would be blessed in his descendant, Jesus Christ.
With a repeat of division in our nation, we have heard the chants and the signs stating – “black lives matter”, “brown lives matter”, “white lives matter”, and “police lives matter.” The truth is that every single life “unborn and born” matters to our creator – Almighty God. We are all precious in His sight and worth “saving.”
Incited by some in the media, advanced by hate groups and hired thugs, peaceful demonstrations are turning into raging mobs that destroy businesses, attack innocent people and often result in injury and loss of life on both sides of these preplanned and coordinated protests. This is evident in the belief of some that one of the aforementioned slogans should be used at the exclusion of all others. Disgustingly many of our elected leaders, clergy and outside agitators are responsible for the racial conflict that has taken place following the senseless death of George Floyd. Whatever position you take on issues of race, police brutality, and injustice in this country, I can tell you from scripture that all lives matter to God. You may not feel like your life or the lives of a certain group of people matter to the government or to society at large, but I can say without hesitation that every life is precious to God. Unique to the United States, our Declaration of Independence says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.“
John 3:16-17 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” Did you notice how the word “world” is used three times in these two verses? That word refers to everybody in the world — all lives. God sent Jesus to save all lives. “Whosoever” is another great word; it means anybody at any time. If you are alive today, you are a part of the world and a part of whosoever. God cares about all people and He cares about you.
No matter your race, ethnicity, or socio-economic background, God cares about you and wants to save you. The Apostle John wrote in Revelation 5:9, that, through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, people “out of every kindred, and tongue, and nation” are being redeemed and reconciled to God.
As we pray for a healing and reconciliation in our nation, may all remember that God has clearly indicated in His Word that all lives matter to Him. Seeking reconciliation of all, may God bless you and God bless the U.S.A.
The Unknown Prophet in Texas
June 13, 2020