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Thursday, January 12, 2012

A "shoe" of a different color!!!



Do you see anything wrong with this picture?!?!
(please no comments on the fact my shoes need washing....
.....or that I don't untie my shoes before I take them off!!!)

I kicked my shoes off before bed Monday night....and when I got up yesterday morning....this "pair" of shoes was sitting on the bathroom floor!!
And....another exact pair was in the bedroom!!!

I talked to a couple of people who saw me on Monday....
....including Pappy....
....and they hadn't noticed that my shoes didn't match!!!

I can't believe I didn't notice when I put them on....
....or that my feet didn't feel the same since the shoes fit differently!!!

Then....I got to thinking....it reminds me so much of some of the things going on with the adoption of our GRANDchildren from Uganda.  There are some who are so against it....simply because the children will be black.  Do they actually think that God looks down and sees the color of our skin?  Do they....as CHRISTians....not know by now that He looks on the heart....on what's on the inside, not the outside??!!??
Do they think that because their skin is white....
....that they are somehow "privileged" in God's eyes?!?!

If that's the case....then, I don't believe they're serving the same God that I know!!!

 Why can't we, too, be oblivious to the color of skin...
....or the clothes....
....or the car....or the house....
and, even the shoes being worn?!?!

Unless....it's to lend a helping hand!!!

I Samuel 16:7
The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. 
People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.

In HIS Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!



7 comments:

  1. I will be praying for you that the adoption goes thro, i was just thinking the samething the other day, are people serving a different God are they reading another bible because I know the God I serve and he is Big awesome and sees no color on our skin but our heart God bless.

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  2. tooo funny Deb, I would have noticed your shoes and would have laughed and Deb, look down at your feet ...and then we would have laughed together.....LOL.....and I agree the white folks with all their highminded thoughts...need to realize "we are the gentiles"....Jesus was NOT a white man...

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  3. Good post! We are all the same to God...and it makes no difference what color we are. We all came from Adam and Eve...and God created us all. b We have an adopted granddaughter...and we thank the Lord all of the time for her. (19 yrs. now)

    I went to a concert with some lady friends one time and we looked down and one of the gals had one green shoe on and one blue one! We all just giggled and enjoyed it!

    Have a blessed day!

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  4. About the shoes... I would probably do the same thing, but all my shoes are different, but socks are a different matter, I'm forever getting the wrong ones matched up. As for some who might have a problem with mixed ethnic adoptions.. I'm glad God doesn't have a problem with it, cuz He took in all kinds and made us one right?

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  5. Oh how precious this post is sister. Will continue to pray for you as well. All that matters is what God thinks....Oh I am so grateful God doesn't judge me by the color of my skin...my size...my hair...etc! Praise the Lord that He loves me just like I am!

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  6. Wonderful analogy!~ Amen, and let it be so. We adopted children from other countries and our own state in the 70's and 80's and often encountered prejudice from those who somehow felt that being white gave them special privileges...that somehow God had not created everyone in HIS image? I am sorry your family has experienced this...still so many years later from when we did....I am always hopeful that things will change!!! God must weep at times with how His people act. How excited you must be as you await your grandchildren!!!!
    By the way, I love both your shoes :)

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