“But now in Christ Jesus, you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He, Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall…” (Ephesians 2:13-14)
It would be easier to fight against the enemy if we Watchmen didn’t spend so many resources fighting against each other. Black versus white. Anglos versus Hispanics. Male versus female. Young versus old. The differences are varied, the struggle is the same. Racism and prejudice still cloud our vision about the nature of our true enemy.
Let me make some blunt statements. If you allow the color, age, or softness of a person’s skin to prevent you from standing next to that person on the wall, you don’t deserve to be on the wall. The guy we are fighting doesn’t even have skin! Satan is our enemy, not the person who just moved into the house next door or who just walked through the church door.
We must not build walls Jesus died to tear down! The only thing worthy of dividing over is the truth of God’s Word. All other differences are superficial.
Value the differences in the same way you value spice for your food—they add variety, flavor, and appeal. Sometimes, it takes multiple exposures to develop a liking. But the end result is enjoyment, nourishment, and strength.
Father, forgive me for putting limits on who I am willing to walk with on the wall. Show me my faulty vision. Let me see the heart of a person before all else.