Kim Harms

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Devokids Devotion – Friendship Has No Color

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Devokids recently published the following devotion I wrote.  🙂

Friendship Has No Color

Then Peter began to speak:

“I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism,

but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.”

Acts 10:34-35

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“See ya tomorrow, Michael.” Joshua dropped the red and yellow football in the grass and hopped on his bike to head home.

“I’m so glad I wasn’t born in the 1950s,” Michael said to his dad as he picked up the football.

“Why do you say that?”

“Well, in social studies, Mrs. Logan said if I were a kid in the 50s, Joshua wouldn’t be my friend. We couldn’t play on the same football team, and we wouldn’t even be able to go to the same school.”

Michael’s dad went out for a long pass. “Not allowing kids to go to the same school just because of their color sounds crazy, doesn’t it?   Especially when we realize God made everyone, not just the people who look like us.”

Michael dove for the ball when his dad threw it back to him. “Yeah. You know how this football is my favorite because of its good grip, but it’s a different color than the ones we use in our games? What if I decided not to use it just because it doesn’t look like the game balls? I’d be missing out on my favorite backyard ball for a silly reason. Just like if I wasn’t Joshua’s friend just because he doesn’t look like me. I’d be missing out on my best friend for a silly reason too.”

You can also check it out, (along with a lot of other kid stuff) at devokids.com

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Author: Kim Harms

I am a contributor at CT Women (previously known as Today's Christian Woman where I was a regular contributor as well). I blog monthly at inspireafire.com and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Guideposts, Thriving Family and Creation Illustrated. Cancer made an unwelcome visit in my breast in January 2016, and I am now working on a book about breast reconstruction after having gone through the insane process myself. My incredible husband of 18 years, Corey, is my biggest writing cheerleader and together we are having a ball raising our three growing boys; Carter 15, Owen 14 and Lewis 10.

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