I love collaborating with other talented artists. It is so fascinating to see what each unique artist brings to the table.
For this reason, when a very talented musician, Gregory Stewart, approached me and asked me to help bring his new creation to fruition, I jumped at the chance. We recorded his song, "Different Races, Different Faces", in my home studio and although we faced some challenges throughout the recording process, we really enjoyed working together. It was our first collaboration.
Greg's song lyrics address the global race issue head on from both a physical (fleshly) and a spiritual viewpoint. Despite the fact that many people subconsciously or perhaps even consciously make assumptions about others and judge them based on their skin colour, the Lord God (who made us all in His image) examines our heart and mind, not our flesh. He is searching for those that are able to love and worship Him in Spirit and truth. After all, when we die and cross over into the afterlife, we will no longer be white or black or brown. We will just be Spirit.
The apostle Paul summarized this idea of identifying with our "new man" or new creature in Christ (and setting our minds on "those things which are above, where Christ is") so beautifully when he wrote,
Not Carnality but Christ
If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.
But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.
We pray you enjoy this song and that it is a blessing to your soul.