"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things..." (Revelation 4:11 NIV)
What a great summer day it had been. An extraordinarily
clear and deep blue sky, backlit with blindingly bright sunshine; the
perfect combo to get some great pics.
Everywhere we turned color
blazed. Intense fuchsia, scarlet, and varied hues of green and gold...
so gorgeous. I couldn't help but think, color is such a wonderful gift.
When God made the world and all things in it, He gave us an extra
special present in full color.
Instead of fruits and veggies in a
jillion shades of gray, they come in a breathtaking array of colors. The
Lord created luscious red tomatoes, forest green broccoli, buttercup
yellow lemons, purple cabbages, neon oranges.
We have gorgeous
wildflowers; even most weeds are pretty. We have towering trees of every
shade of green. When in Ireland, we discovered the truth behind the
country being "forty shades of green."
These are tangible
examples of color. Does love have a color and a substance? Can you see
it, the way we can see the color of flowers, grass, a blue sky? How
about small, pudgy fingers holding up a freshly picked bouquet? Or tears
you wipe away as you put a bandage on a fresh wound? What about a
husband of sixty years reaching for his wife's rickety hand to steady
her? And how about a puppy wagging its tail nearly ff when you open the
door? How about a cross?
Surely there is substance and color to
love. We are totally surrounded with it. It gives me pause to think
about who our God is and not just what He does. All glory is due His
Thank you, Lord, for the gift of our full color world.