Black Is Beautiful (Just Ask Retailers About Black Friday)

Black is beautiful!  “It’s the most wonderful day of the year.”  That’s a song retailers might sing about Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving Day when their business begins to turn a profit for the year.

It’s an honor to have a black belt or to be invited to a black tie affair. Much of what many of us (who are older than 50) know, we learned off a blackboard. Financially, we’re all like retailers — we want to be in the black!  (Here’s a Henry Ford quotation: “Give me any color, as long as it is black.”)

Black opal has the most brilliant colors and is the most costly type of opal there is. Black tea is the world’s most popular tea. The oil that powers our economy is called black gold–Texas Tea. When ordering coffee it has always been popular to proclaim; “I’ll take mine black!”

The prophet Jeremiah asked: “Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots?” Of course not. It is a gift from God.

Why would an Ethiopian even want to change his skin? Perhaps because of the way he was treated–labeled, abused, misunderstood, or rejected because of his skin color.

Black skin is black beauty because God made it! To judge skin and overlook the person within is an outrageous sin against God.

For thousands of years oil was seen to be something ugly that ruined the land and made it worthless. Today we see oil, black gold, for the amazing treasure that it is.

Beautiful black light shines though out American history and into our present day. Can you see it? Brilliant black light shinning brightly–your vast accomplishments have remained largely unnoticed, unappreciated, and unvalued.

Lord, forgive us for believing the lie that taught that black people are inferior. Help us repent. Set our country free from that lie. Open our hearts to deeply believe and to live out our national creed that says “all men are created equal.”

I wrote a book about why “black is beautiful.” It’s called “Off the RACE Track” and is available @

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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