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Snowing In Texas

Posted on December 25, 2009 | By Rob Collins

Another wonderful day here in Texas ūüôā¬† The day has brought with it 2 inches of snow while my dear alabama friends are snowless.¬† strange.¬† even stranger is that yesterday the weather was sunny and warm, temperature in the mid 70s…i wore shorts and a tshirt most the day and ran my AC in the car!!!¬† Texas Weather…went from 70s to 20s in 24 hours! LOL

Yesterday i spent much of the day taking pictures of family and using my new flip video camera!¬† my neice¬†Savanna was the subject¬†of most of our pictures.¬† she would do something funny or silly, we’d take a picture of¬†it, then my sister would look at the picture¬†and laugh, then my mom, then my dad.¬† big smiles!

Latter that¬†night Casey and I met with two dear friends of mine, Chuck and Janie Powell.¬† Casey and i left for downtown Fort Worth early, so that we could see all the xmas lights.¬† we made a pit stop at starbucks on main st.¬† while i was sitting there i notice¬†an Asian family in front of me.¬† a young husband and wife with an adorable child.¬† Their daughter was being silly and they were taking pictures, of course.¬† the husband would hand his wife the camera so that she could see the picture, she would then laugh.¬† ūüôā

I know that Christ preached equality, that’s why i preach it.¬† I know that we are ALL made in God’s image.¬† I know that Jesus taught us to love one another.¬† but as i watched this family, those truths became even more evident and OBVIOUS.¬† We are really all alike.¬† We love and hate, smile and cry, we give birth and pass away.¬† We…thats the important word here.¬† everyone is always trying to divide humanity, highlight our differences and bury our similarities…¬† but WE are loved by¬†God.¬†¬†WE are created in God’s image.¬†¬†Remember the story about a man robbed, beaten, and left to die on the side of the road?¬† Who was his neighbor?¬† the last person¬†anyone would have guessed.¬† the¬†samaritan was able to look past¬†the differences…he saw that¬†poor dying man just as he should have…with value.

Maybe that’s why Jesus taught us to love one another, maybe God – our Creator – understands¬†us more than WE could ever comprehend!

This Christmas¬†season i hope that all of us can¬†start to see¬†strangers as¬†we should, our neighbors…especially the one we have the least in common with.

“For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” ¬†(Galatians 3:27)

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