Thursday, January 6, 2011

gift of colors

"The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common."  ~~ R. W. Emerson

Thank you, Lord, for this new day.

I love the gift of color ... the greens, blues on my walls are comforting - they are "home."  The neutral woodsy browns outside my windows are calming.  The contrast between the walls and the landscape stand out in the windows and yet there is a sense of flow ... of oneness.

I haven't forgotten black and white television.  Not many months ago I watched a very old movie in black and white.  While the story was good, albeit a bit slow, the lack of color was significant. I'm thankful for the technology that added color to our entertainment!

Can you imagine a world with no color ... everything in shades of black, gray, white.  This morning I see birds outside my window ... they are decked out in reds, oranges, blues, and browns.  I'm glad God spoke color into his creation.

Today I look for color in my world ... and I'm grateful ... grateful for a myriad of hues in both God's creation and the objects man has made.  I'm grateful for sight ... for the ability to distinguish between shades of color ... and the ability to appreciate the varying tones.

An old hymn says ... Open my eyes, that I may see glimpses of truth thou hast for me; place in my hands the wonderful key that shall unclasp and set me free.  May we see what He sees today in full living color! 

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