I dream of a better tomorrow where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives. I discussed this topic in depth with the chickens at my ranch, and we arrived at a consensus that CLM, Chicken Lives Matter.
Now, in all seriousness, I believe all lives matter. From the smallest to the largest, to everything in-between. I’ve written previous posts on lady bugs, whales and now chickens. If you are reading this, you and I are part of the everything in-between, human beings.
I am saddened every time I hear about someone getting beaten or shot because they state that all lives matter. What is wrong with saying that? Don’t all lives really matters? All lives!
Every single life on the planet is here for a reason and has a purpose. My purpose as a member of humans is to encourage those around me and to shine the light of Jesus onto everyone I come into contact with. Humans are extra special in that we are created in the image of God! (See Genesis 1:26-27) “Then God looked over all that he made, and it was excellent in every way!” (Gen. 1:31 [TLB])
Author Gary Thomas wrote in his book When to Walk Away
- God’s love and affirmation lift us to a dimension of living where fighting each other doesn’t make sense.
- Let the love of Jesus and His grace permeate your heart and mind. We act differently when we know we are chosen and dearly loved.
- When you consider that the source of our acceptance and love is non other than the God of the universe, lesser opinions cease to matter. What do I care if the rest of the world rejects me when the most brilliant Being alive—God Himself—not only choose me but loves me dearly?
- Bask in God’s acceptance and delight. You don’t have to defend yourself. You don’t have to engage your enemies. Simply lift up your hands and be loved.
So if we are all made in God’s image and he says we are excellent in every way, we are also partakers of divine nature, then let’s look at every human being differently and realize to the God of the universe, ALM, All Lives Matter.
In the footnote from the Passion Translation for 2 Peter 3:4 It states, “everything we could ever need for life and godliness has already been deposited in us by his divine power. For all this was lavished upon us through the rich experience of knowing him who has called us by name and invited us to come to him through a glorious manifestation of his goodness. As a result of this, he has given you magnificent promises that are beyond all price, so that through the power of these tremendous promises you can experience partnership with the divine nature…”
“The Greek word koinonos means to participate as a partner, to partake of, to be a companion with, to have fellowship with the divine nature. We are God’s true sons and daughters, and every father imparts his DNA and his nature to his children. Christ lives in us and transforms us into his very own likeness. In Christ we share with him the divine nature.”
This should be a convincing argument to show that All Lives Matter. Why is it so hard to believe this? Why does this comment bring forth such angry and hateful behavior? Life is hard enough as it is without adding additional pressure to bear. Can we please look at everyone as a being made in the image of God?
So now to the ultimate question, Why did the chicken cross the road? To maintain proper social distancing, of course.
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