In honor of Black History Month, we would like to highlight the life of a beautiful disciple of Jesus, Isabella Baumfree, also known as, Sojourner Truth. Born into slavery, Isabella's mother told her to pray to God that she may have good masters and mistresses, however, her masters were not good to her, and she was frequently whipped by them as a child.
She would question God about why he had not made her masters be good to her. As an adult, she admitted that she had once hated white people for the way they treated her and others like her, but once she met whom she called her “final master, Jesus,” she was filled with love for everyone. She spent her life preaching the love of God, pursuing equal opportunities for Americans of African descent, and advocating for women's rights across the country.
"Children, who made your skin white? Was it not God? Who made mine black? Was it not the same God? Am I to blame, therefore, because my skin is black?… Does not God love colored children as well as white children? And did not the same Savior die to save the one as well as the other?" - Isabella Baumfree "Sojourner Truth"