What Color is Love Anyway? 20


But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” Matthew 19:14 (NLT)



Sometimes it takes a kid to give a clear depiction of what love really looks like. Let us explore this thought through the eyes of JaVar and Savannah.


Meet JaVar.

JaVar is my grandson, my heart smiles as I write that…He is of mixed race (African American/Caucasian). He was just four (now five) when he popped the BIG question!

And no…He did not ask about the birds and the bees. And as much as he loves his Nonnie…he did not ask me to marry him.

Now that we have cleared that up…here are the contents of a little chat between us:


JaVar: Nonnie.

Me: Yesss.

JaVar: Do I have a brown grandma?

Me: With an inquisitive look and tone, I asked said, “A brown grandma?”

JaVar: Yeah…Like, I have a white grandma…Do I have a brown grandma?

Me: I thought to myself, “Well, I am brown.” So I answered, “Yes…You have SOME brown grandmas!”

JaVar: Oh…I TOTALLY LOVE all my grandmas!

Whew…I was so glad I made the cut…

Chuckle and Sigh…I did.



Now Meet Savannah:

Savannah is a little Caucasian girl, five years old as well. She and her brother Liam had only been cared for by family members until their parents hired my daughter, Kadazia (a dark skinned African American). Right away, They all fell in love with Kadazia and that feeling was definitely mutual. One day, while out at an appointment, Savannah’s mom was privy to a dialogue that her daughter was having with someone whom I will refer to as Friend. She witnessed the pure essence of authentic love born out of organic innocence.


Here are the contents of that little heart-to-heart:


Friend: So what do you like about yourself, Savannah?

Savannah: I’m nice. I’m pretty. I have nice hair…

Friend: Well is there anything you don’t like about yourself?

Savannah: Yes

Friend: What don’t you like about yourself?

Savannah: My skin.

Friend: Puzzled…Friend asked, “Your skin…why don’t you like your skin?”

Savannah: I wish I was darker like Kadazia.


Ahhhh…that is just heart-melting, right? Note: Kadazia had only been their caregiver a couple of months when Savannah came to this conclusion.


These two precious little souls have the ability help us to capture the the essence of love in its purest form…from the heart. Love cannot be dependant upon looks or status or any other unimportant characteristics or stipulations.

We are to love like Christ loves and has always loved us…with an everlasting, unconditional love.

There is no greater love than the love He has for us.


For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 (NLT)


Hmmm…the WHOLE world! Yes…And He did not take a survey of ethnicities and gender and socio-economic statuses. He just made the sacrifice out of love for ALL of His children.

This reminds me of the song most Christians may have learned in Sunday School as a child:

“Jesus loves the little children. All the children of the world. RED, yellow, black, and white…They are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.”

I love that the list of colors lead with RED. Because if one was challenged to answer the question, “What color is love anyway?” difinitively. That is as closely as anyone could probably describe it…BLOOD RED!

And in a world that can sometimes seem so divided by racial, religious, and other trivial matters…sometimes it takes the innocent thought processes of little children to bring it all into perspective.


Lord, help me to love like you, and with child-like innocence. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.


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Yolanda is a devoted follower of Christ. As an author and speaker, she seeks out opportunities to spread the Gospel. Her personal mission is... To Communicate & Demonstrate Unshakable Faith! She is the proud mother of three and has one grandson, whom she adores. Her bonus family member is her spoiled rotten long haired chihuahau, Pennie.

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20 thoughts on “What Color is Love Anyway?

  • Dana

    This is so fantastic!! That song is my kid’s favorite. They ask for it all the time. I was just thinking the other day about having faith like children and coming to Jesus — like little children. What lovely stories of children you shared! I enjoyed them both very much!
    Thank you for sharing your heart!!

  • Gayl

    Yolanda, reading this just warms my heart! We can learn so much from little children. There’s a reason why Jesus said to “let the little children come.”

  • Mary Collins

    A child’s love and God’s love is so pure and beautiful. It is adults that gradually teach children who they are to keep their distance from. Who they are to despise. Who they are to hate. Ahhh, if we could all learn to love like a child.

  • Machelle Wall

    I loved those stories of innocence! It reminds me of a conversation I had with my bi-racial granddaughter Aliyah a few years ago. She asked me, “Nana, am I black or white, because the kids at school always say that I’m white.” I said a quick prayer in my heart for the wisdom to give the absolute best response that my 5 year old angel would most easily understand. I responded that God had taken a part of all the people that she loved the most and created, in you, a perfect mixture of both black and white. Therefore, when her friends inquired about her race she could tell them that she was both black and white. To that she replied, “God is so smart isn’t he Nana?” 🙂

  • Mindy

    The words of those two littles are just precious. God called us to be like little children and this is a good reminder of why. A wrote a post a few weeks ago on my blog titled In Living Color that speaks to celebrating the skin we are in. The skin God blessed us with. Visiting from Three Word Wednesday today…

  • Beth S.

    Yes, Lord, help us to love like you. Help us to have both a child-like faith and a child-like love for others. There was a simplicity, yet powerful message here, Yolanda. So grateful you reached out via Twitter and that we have now connected. I really enjoyed this post. Blessings to you. Beth

  • Stephanie Tisby

    Awesome !!! I got several giggles out of this. You are so right if we all had the innonence, and thoughts of children. Most children when they are young do not notice the differences of other children, until they are taught. Wow it would be GREAT if we all could take that kind of innocence with us into our teenage, and adult life. We could change the world. This blog tickled me but touched me at the same time. I love the picture with the little children.