Today is the national commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. In celebration of Dr. King's vision and ideals, I would like to share the following from John Piper:
"When you put this teaching of Genesis 1 (that God created the first man in his image) together with the teachings of Acts 17:26 (that God made all the ethnic groups from this first ancestor), what emerges is that all members of all ethnic groups are made in the image of God. No matter what the skin color or facial features or hair texture or other genetic traits, every human being in every ethnic group has an immortal soul in the image of God: a mind with unique, God-like reasoning powers, a heart with capacities for moral judgments and spiritual affections, and a potential for relationship with God that sets every person utterly apart from all the animals which God has made. Every human being, whatever color, shape, age, gender, intelligence, health, or social class, is made in the image of God."
And may the church say, Amen! But not simply with our mouths, but our hearts.