Racial Reconciliation and Reflecting Ethnic and Economic Diversity
Throughout Scripture, we see a picture of God’s heart for the nations to be drawn to Himself and to each other. From the covenant with Abraham, to the barrier of hostility broken down among humankind through the life, death, and resurrection of Christ, to the new heaven and earth where people from every tribe, nation, and language will be united with one voice in praise to the Lord, God’s desire for reconciliation is revealed. We worship a God who guarantees the healing of the nations in the new heaven and earth. This promise compels us to pursue this healing today as a way to bear witness to Christ and the coming Kingdom, all to the glory of God.
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:34-35