Complaints About "Why Can't All God's Children Get Along"
I have been asked several times recently to give a quote on the
"controversy" surrounding Karen Peck & New River's current single, "Why
Can't All God's Children Get Along."
Here is my quote:
In days where we currently hear so much politically divided opinions in our
country, this song is a keen reminder that in God's family, unity is
critical. As [John] Wesley said: "if your heart be as my heart, give me thy
hand," so echoes the message of Karen Peck & New River. It is a call to
focus on the truly important foundations of our faith, find that common
ground, the metanarrative, that "Jesus Christ and Him Crucified" is what our
story is all about. The rest? Just details! The funny thing (and sad at the
same time), is some people are fussing about a song whose messages is a
reminder not to fuss!
It's so easy to get caught up on the side roads and forget the goal at hand.
Then again, I'm not your mother.
...but I am your brother.
And our common bond is Jesus.
Let's press on as the Church, His bride, in service of the King as our only
I am enough of a realist to know that "it ain't gonna happen" one hundred
percent of a time, until we get home. But, should that keep us from trying?
We all have different views and interpretations on issues where the Bible is
silent or somewhat vague, but on the main issues of salvation, love should
be paramount to all that we do as followers of Christ. So, exactly WHY can't
all God's children get along?