God created us for His glory, our differences and similarities all were meant to bring glory to Him. He looks at us and He is delighted in His creation.
We are His masterpiece.
‘For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].‘
We are not less than or better than, we are equally loved and have equal value with all the other races in the world.
You have value, you are worthy, you are cherished.
Your life matters, Your body matters, your mind matters, You matter.
With all that is going on in the world against black people, it can be really difficult for you to believe that you have value. It can be really difficult to celebrate what makes you, you. Sometimes, sometimes you might be wondering why you were born black, ashamed of being black.
And I understand, as someone who has been through that before, I know what you mean. I know it can feel hard to see that you have value, you deserve love, you deserve to be an equal and that no one should look down on you or hate you because of the colour of your skin.
But I want to tell you that whatever they do to us speaks more about them than about us. Than about the colour of your skin.
You belong here, you really do.