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The Babel Incident

My brother sent me this amazing word picture and asked me to share it with you. He recently saw an article on National Geographic about rattlesnakes in the Grand Canyon adapting to their environment. The terrain and rocks in a certain area are overwhelming a pink tone in color. The rattlesnakes in that area have adapted to this environment by changing their outward appearance to a pink tone and color, but guess what? You guessed it ... they are all still rattlesnakes. In essence, all of God’s creations have an inert ability to adapt to their environs.


Genesis‬ ‭11:9‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“Therefore the name of the city was Babel—because there the LORD confused the language of the entire earth; and from that place the LORD scattered and dispersed them over the surface of all the earth.”

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Many of our conversations lately have focus on one’s skin tone. God, in His infinite wisdom, decided to create us and then He scattered us across this big blue marble we call the Earth. God also chose to create each one of us inside of a skin container that varies in its outward tonal values. However, all of our skin, no matter the tonal value, consists of the same types of cells, and all the very many molecules that are required to construct skin. Our skin tone, the color that we see with our eyes, came about because we (that would be our ancestral we who were scattered about after the Babel incident) adapted to the various environment that ‘we’ were scattered to.


God created all people in His image. Not by color or tone; not by continent, country, city, county; not by height or shoe size, or by any of the other many and varied ways that we might choose to differentiate ourselves today, but ALL of US. In a BIG picture way, in a little picture way, and in every other way possible, we are all children of God, and brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus. People. People who are created in God’s image. When we get to go on our big trip to heaven, we will also get a brand new body, and once again, the Bible doesn’t mention anything at all about color or tone. As a child I learned a song, and this little ditty says it all ...


‘Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Red and yellow, black and white; we are precious in His sight. Yes Jesus loves me, yes Jesus loves me, yes Jesus loves me ... the Bible tells me so.’


The Bible tells me, that to God, we are all important, loved and cherished and in God’s eyes, we all matter ... very, very much. Just like the words of that song we learned so long ago ... Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me (and you, and you and you too) so.


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