Five Minute Friday is brought to you by the Gypsy Mama. It is our time each week to “just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.” It is a response that spills from our hearts onto these pages, not over-thought or edited or planned ahead. And today’s topic is:
The words of an old beloved hymn come to mind within the thought of color:
Heav’n above is softer blue, Earth around is sweeter green!
Something lives in every hue Christless eyes have never seen;
Birds with gladder songs o’erflow, flowers with deeper beauties shine,
Since I know, as now I know, I am His, and He is mine.
Does it ever seem that way to you? The life and love that Christ fills our hearts with causes us to see the world through new eyes. It’s a little like when you were first in love. Everything looks more beautiful, every smile is more joyous, every blessing is ten times bigger in your eyes because of the love within your heart.
Because of the life within your heart. God gives us life where once was the dark black hole of sin. He gives life to those who were headed to sure destruction. He gives life to those who hated Him, who were His enemies, who rejected His love and His truth. He gives life, because He also gives love.
And the world becomes more beautiful. The sunshine is more golden, the skies are deeper blue, the foliage takes on new shades of green… As He opens our eyes to His truth and love, He opens them to His beauty! He is seen throughout His creation. His beauty is reflected in nature: His majesty in the mountains; His depth of love by the oceans; His tender care through the life of sparrows; His justness and righteousness by the burning light of the sun.
As He opens our eyes to Himself, and gives us life, we shout with the psalmist that “the heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork” (Psalm 19:1).
Are you seeing the world in color, or is it still shades of grey? Do you have the light and life of Christ within you? Is He lighting your steps, adding joy to your circumstances, breathing color into your life?
“And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross” (Colossians 2:13-14).