For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. (Romans 10:12)
Everyone Matters Before God
There is a lot of individualism in the world where distinct groups of people try to identify to one certain cause or purpose. Nations were founded upon the division of tongues, identifying them as unique cultures. Environments often determined the character of peoples who lived in harsh places or lush gardens of Eden. Diet impacted much of the characteristics of people on how long they lived and their physical development. Skin colors separated races from one another, facial features distinguished areas of the world and cultural history determined the identity for generations.
The reality of humanity is that all peoples come from one man and one woman. God created Adam from the dust of the ground and then formed Eve from the side of man. It was Adam who called the Woman “Eve” because she was the mother of all living. His name for his wife was a declaration that every human being born on the planet earth came from the same womb. There are many distinctions made in the human genus, but the physical DNA of every man, woman, and child lends itself to the procreation of Adam and Eve. There is no escaping the truth that all men are related to one another. After the worldwide flood that killed every human on earth except Noah and his family, the present-day population of earth is nearly eight billion souls who came from the three sons of Noah. There is no distinction of men in the world who can say they are not from the same womb as another.
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son to save every human being without any distinction. Everyone in the world: all that have lived, are living, and will live on earth are found under the umbrella of God’s grace for redemption. Jesus did not die for one group of people, one race of people, or one nation above another. Jesus died for everyone because everyone mattered. Paul reminded the Roman Christians that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Red and yellow, black and white; they are precious in the sight of God because Jesus died for all men regardless of the color of their skin, the features of their face, the nation to which they belong, and whether they are male or female. Paul said there is no distinction between Jews and Greeks (Gentiles) because Jesus died for all.
Any man who understands that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, can be saved. When the crowd asked Peter what to do to be saved on the Day of Pentecost, the apostle did not limit who could come to Christ. He told everyone gathered that day to repent and be baptized for the remission of sins. Luke records the story of men and women becoming Christians, a man from Ethiopia gladly accepting the teaching of Jesus Christ, a sorcerer converted to the truth, unlikely candidates for the gospel like the Philippian jailor, and even Christians were found in the household of Caesar. There is no distinction in salvation. The same Lord is rich toward anyone who seeks the will of the Father regardless of black or white, short and tall, rich and poor, slave or free, Republican or Democrat, young and old – for God so loved the world.
Everyone matters to God. Jesus died because everyone matters to Him. The Holy Spirit gave the word of God to the world because everyone mattered to Him. Heaven is a place where everyone can go because there is no distinction in the eyes of God. Peace will only come when men begin to look through the eyes of God without distinction. You matter regardless of who you are. Come to the grace of God. He will cleanse you and purify you. You matter.