Ever throw a party at your house? Food is the biggest part of the planning. Nuts are a popular food to leave out for guests, but what kind of nuts? Peanut, Cashew, Walnuts, etc.. The choices are many so most people opt for the can of Mixed Nuts to try and satisfy their hungry and discerning guests.
God did the same. He needed to populate this earth with a wide variety of people so He mixed it up a little. How boring would it have been to have all of the men look like Brad Pitt and the women like Christy Brinkley? So He set out to fill this planet with all kinds of people. Just like He did with the animal kingdom, we all come in various shapes, sizes and colors. I mean just look at the rainbow, its beauty is in the number colors it displays.
The problem with making everyone look different is that they start to settle into various camps. The darker of the species band together against the lighter colored ones. The ones with differing body types and facial characteristics also splinter off into their own faction. God never intended this to be the case. We are one people under the love and creation of One God!
Jesus came down to Earth to reiterate this. He said in the Book of Matthew
But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” Matthew 9:13
All have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God. Romans 3:23
So He came down for ALL of us collectively. No one received special treatment and the free gift is available to EVERYONE! Black, White, Asian, Hebrew, Male, Female, short, tall, overweight and disabled are all welcomed into the Kingdom of God. The only requirements are being human and having a heart desiring to better know God through His Son.
Just like the song Ebony and Ivory living together in perfect harmony, these mixed nuts on planet Earth can all coexist in the bowl. There is no division between the peanuts and the cashews. Neither do they complain when someone does not choose them. Eventually by the end of the party, the bowl of mixed nuts is empty and all have been chosen for their respective destination.
We are all mixed nuts living on planet Earth. Our mission is to praise the Creator who made it possible for us to even experience life and to coexist and love our fellow nuts. Cause in reality, that's just what we are, a little nutty..
Embrace your own nuttiness' and coexist peacefully with your fellow nuts, even if they don't look like you or want the same things. Deep down in each of us, we are all the same and desire love, peace and encouragement. Be the nut who makes the first move to love one another and spread the word of a coming kingdom where ALL nuts are welcome.
And that is the Whole Truth!
May God truly bless you in your walk with Him.
And remember, God always answers His kneemail.