Texas Silences Race Hate With 2,000-Year-Old Billboard Message
on August 22, 2017 at 9:18am
Racial tensions in the United States have been increasing over the past few years, and they haven’t shown any sign of getting better. Just when you think things might be cooling down, another incident happens to reopen all the old wounds.
There have been a lot of calls for unity recently, but one of the most powerful calls came from a billboard in Texas that was posted back in 2016. While the sign may be a year old, its message is ancient — but still very relevant today.
WMC-TV reported that Wagner Supply Company in Odessa, Texas, put up the message to remind us that we are all one people, and that everyone’s life matters because of one important act — the single most important act in human history.
The billboard reads: “2000 years ago Jesus ended the debate of which lives matter. He died for all!”
That is one of the simpler, and more powerful, messages out there encouraging unity. It is absolutely spot on. Jesus didn’t die for just one particular group of humanity — he died to save all of us from sin.
Back in 2016, the billboard made a lot of people stop to think about the message, and realized how true it was.
“At home people should be teaching their children that all people are the same, not different. I believe the anger comes from home,” Odessa resident Shannon Bezel told WMC.
Unfortunately, within the past year, people seem to have forgotten that particular message quickly. We’ve gotten so fixated, again, with what divides us, that we’ve forgotten the most important thing that unites each and every one of us — God loves us all equally.
It doesn’t matter what color you are, what language you speak, or any of those other characteristics that divide us. We are all equal in the eyes of God, and at the end of the day that is all that really matters.
The longer we spend fighting each other over what divides us, the worse things are going to get. We can’t keep bickering and arguing and expect anything to change if both sides aren’t willing to sit down and come to an understanding with each other.
Right now the world needs God more than ever. We don’t need fancy politicians with their pseudo-academic babble to tell us how to fix the problems of this nation — and the world — we just need one simple thing:
To accept that Jesus Christ died for us all, and loves us all.
And that all lives matter.