This a bit of a departure from what I normally post, but I love what this artist is doing. She's found a powerful way to portray something that I've often pondered: the way we typically talk about race and skin color is a oversimplified and excessively dichotomous. Words have power, and our vocabulary for race can be so unnecessarily divisive.
Consider this. What if you could line up everyone who ever lived side by side, from lightest skin to darkest skin. Where would you draw the line between people to divide them into specific groups by their skin color?
God is the author of unity. Satan is the author of division, and he will encourage us to divide on whatever lines he can create, no matter how senseless, while to our Heavenly Father our common status as children of God surely trumps all other considerations.
“That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me” (John 17:21)