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The Color Scheme of Life

We love because he first loved us.  And He has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.
1 John 4:19 & 21

Soon after learning to read, our oldest daughter received a brand new box of crayons. She loved reading and was excited to discover the color of each new crayon printed on the side of each one.

Not long after that, she came running in to me with a loaded question: “Mom, did you know that God lets people who are different colors get married?”

Of course, my adult mind started racing, trying to come up with the most spiritual, Biblical, godly answer that I could muster. When nothing especially inspirational came to me, I decided to answer her question with a highly intelligent question of my own, Oh really?”  

“Yep,” she said, “Daddy is BROWN and you’re PEACH.”

Years later I went back to teaching full time. I had a first grade class in my room when my husband came to the school on an errand. I had told my students over and over that my husband was Hispanic, but I guess that did not mean much until they saw him.  

One little boy exclaimed, “Wow, Mrs. Partida, you are white and your husband is bro…..”  

Before he could even manage to get the word brown out of his mouth another little boy piped up and said“WELL, that’s how God made him!”

Not only does Jesus love the little children, but sometimes he gives them wisdom and understanding beyond their years.

Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world.
Red, brown, yellow, black, white, and peach;
We are all within his reach.
Jesus loves the little children of the world. 

Thank you, God, for making us all individuals.  What an interesting world you have allowed us to live in.  

Susan Partida

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