James was the half brother of Jesus Christ. Of all the Bible authors, he may have had the most intimate mortal relationship with Jesus. I think we learn from James what it was like growing up with Christ.
“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” James 1:19 NIV
The color wheel image is symbolizing God’s diverse family… His children… us. All of us!
God in his infinite wisdom created the potential for us humans to develop individually including, but certainly not limited to, our skin color.
We are a single race currently consisting of billions of unique individuals!
We are the human race. God wants us to love our fellow humans the way that we ourselves want to be loved. That message is at the center of our relationship with Christ when we seek God’s thought and behavioral help.
God gave us the ability to see a wide spectrum of color AND the ability to figure out how to see beyond what’s naturally visible to us humans. We’ve developed machines that detect what our eyes cannot. Infrared, X-ray, radar, magnetic resonance loop imaging and sonar are some good examples. Those machines allow us to see deeper into the incredible universe around us. We gain insight from those marvelous beyond color inventions enabling us to better understand the workings of us and our surroundings. Thanks, fundamentally, to our ability to see color.
Thank God our universe is not just black and white… what a bore that would be… Unless we didn’t know anything about color. I suppose that if God wanted to, He could have made us all blind to color. But that limits our learning potential.
We aren’t as fortunate as James. We didn’t grow up with Jesus Christ as an older step brother. But thanks to Christ’s words in Scripture, we can learn the lesson that we need to prosper in life.
“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12 NIV