Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Television Wisdom Wednesday: Wondrous Variety

From the movie 
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves:

Morgan Freeman as Azeem, a Moor - 

Azeem: Salaam, little one.
Small Girl: Did God paint you?
Azeem: Did God paint me?
Azeem: For certain.
Small Girl: Why?
Azeem: Because Allah loves wondrous varieties.

I love this Robin Hood movie. Some may think it a little cheesy but it has some great moments in it like this one. The innocence of a child who had never seen a person of color asked the question as to why he was different than her. I love Azeems answer. There have been a lot of goings on lately in our country (and in the world quite frankly) that have to do with race and differences. We can not avoid it because we are bombarded by the latest updates all over the t.v. and internet. I like what Pastor Rick Warren posted on his Facebook page about it all, "Racism is stupid. It's an insult to God, arrogantly implying that God goofed-up when he chose to make us all different."

So, what are your thoughts? Do you think that God made mistakes with His creations, making us all different? Or do you think, like Azeem in the movie, that God loves wondrous variety.  

And in case you were wondering, like me, exactly what the definition of Wondrous is 

Inspiring a feeling of wonder or delight; marvelous. 

that is to be marveled at : extraordinary

I like to think that you and I are God's wondrous creations!


  1. God knows what he's doing and we're all part of that plan.He did seperate us for a reason. His blessings are also not covering all people. People who have turned their back on him suffer more than others who embrace him. 3rd world countries are third world for a reason, all by their own doing. Allah is not God of the Bible. Allah has no son,Allah has no Holy Spirit that the bible speaks of. Allah didn't send his son to die for all mankind but Allah sends out his sons to kill. People say they are one in the same but to say that is blasphemy. But if you're asking me if our God likes wondrous varity, then yes, I believe he does, just look at his creation in everything.

  2. Hmmmm. Quite the comment above. I do agree with Rick. God didn't mess up, it's that freedom of will and choice that He gave us that causes the problems. His Word points to how we are to act and feel toward each other regardless of race, (or color). We are to love and care for each other. He died for everyone no matter what they look like. And yes, He does like variety, just look how he made us all as individuals.

    But I do have to agree with some of the comment above, that Allah is NOT God. This is the lie the world is trying to tell us all with the spread of the Muslim faith. GOD is GOD and we must be very careful with how we try to dilute His deity.

  3. I appreciate both your comments. I believe you are both correct, my God, your God is not the same God that is worshiped in the Muslim faith. My Christian belief is in the God of the Holy Bible who's son is Jesus Christ who died on the cross for all our sins. And when we accept Him as our savior, we receive the Holy Spirit. My hope is we Christians can effect change on how God's creations are treated and respected. Humans all especially but animals and the earth too.