MAN IN GOD'S IMAGE - Genesis 1:27

People of every color, from most every nation, from age 12 to 96, from every walk of life, rich and poor, all looking for the day to day hope we all need in this life, hope that can only come form knowing Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.

You don't have to be much of a historian to realize that the racial tensions in this country are no different, actually pretty tame, compared to the racial tensions in other countries in the world today and throughout time. The Bible is full of stories of racial tensions. Unfortunately, one of the enemies strongest weapons is that of division. The ability to divide people on whatever grounds, race, speech, skin color, hair color, finances, location, has been one of Satan's most effective tools of destruction. In our weakness, we fall into that trap so often.

Let me tell you right now, there is only one distinction that is going to matter for eternity. That is whether or not you know Jesus Christ as your personal savior. There are not going to be lines for Japanese, whites, wealthy, those with blue eyes, or for Baptists, Pentecostals, or Catholics. My friend, there are only going to be two lines when this life is over. The line for those who know Jesus Christ and those who have rejected Jesus Christ!!!

My bible says that God made man in His own image. Not white men in His own image, or black men in His own image, or Russian men in His own image....MAN. We are ALL created equal. I want to challenge you today to quit looking at why the person next to you may be different, and start looking at the person next to you as to whether they have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Their skin color should not be important, but the condition of their heart. God sent His son to die for the sins of this world, so that WHOEVER believes may not perish but have everlasting life. Quit worrying about the nationality of your neighbor and worry about his eternal destination. Let me encourage you today to start looking at the people God places in your life in a different light. Don't dwell on how they may be different, but see how God may use you to open their heart to knowing Christ.

Open your heart and look at your fellow man as God does. As a human soul, made in God's image, that has the same problem we all are born with, sin. Let God use you to touch people, regardless the differences, because in the end, all man has the same date with eternity. How they respond to this man called Jesus will determine where that eternity will be spent.

In His love and service,
Your friend and bother in Christ,
Bill Keller

If you have not made the decision to accept Christ into your heart and life by faith, the Bible says that TODAY is the day of salvation. Pray to ask God to open your heart, read the words, pray the prayer, and accept today God's gift to you of everlasting life through His son Jesus Christ.