Sunday, July 19, 2009

Bread for the Journey

The Color of Beauty
"Then God saw everything that He had made,
and indeed it was VERY GOOD!" Gen. 1:31
Have you ever tried to imagine a world without colour?
Have you ever thought of how colour has no practical purpose ?
Yet how often are decisions made according to 'colour' - the garden plants we choose, the paintings we buy, the clothes we wear, the way we arrange food on a plate, how we decorate our homes.
Why is colour so important to us ?
We need beauty in our lives for our soul to thrive as surely as we need food for our bodies.
God could have created our world limited to the things we need to sustain life -- and He could have created the earth using a palette with shades of grey.
Boring, dull, lifeless.
But He did not. Instead, He made our world ablaze with colour,
and He put in man's heart a love for beauty .
How many times a day does your heart respond with delight to something clothed in shades of colour?
Did you know that the beauty of colour is NOT in the object but in the light that shines upon it?
Jesus is the light of the world and in Him dwells the beauty of all His creation!
All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful:
the Lord God made them all.
Each little flower that opens,
each little bird that sings,
God made their glowing colors,
and made their tiny wings.
The purple-headed mountains,
the river running by,
the sunset and the morning
that brightens up the sky.
The cold wind in the winter,
the pleasant summer sun,
the ripe fruits in the garden:
God made them every one.
God gave us eyes to see them,
and lips that we might tell
how great is God Almighty,
who has made all things well.
(Cecil Francis Alexander)
"Dear Father, we thank you this day for the beauty of colour in Your creation.
We thank you for teaching us to love beauty so that we will learn to love the beauty of who YOU are, and desire to draw near.
Thank you !"

8 comments:

  1. On mornings like this where it's nice and quiet, and coming upon a post like yours, makes me ponder about life and our creator. Great post!

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  2. Thank you Julie for this beautiful post for me to ponder on my quieit early Sunday morning. God did make all things beautiful.

    ....singing with you!

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  3. Julie, thank you for this reminder this morning to remember The One who created beauty - and created us in His image.

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  4. on a recent hike to the alpine meadows we were amazed at God's handy work, and we commented on the variety of color all around. Thanks for your post this mornig...helping me to see His beauty in all things. I sing that song to our grandkids now and again...and it will ring in my mind all day I'm sure. Kathy

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  5. Hello Julie,

    That brought back my childhood. Thankyou so much. I have just copied the words into my Journal and have sung the song right though and although it's Monday morning here in Australia and the weekend has passed this beautiful post has made the beginning of my week an absolute joy.

    God Bless You
    Gail

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  6. I just stumbled upon your blog searching for recipes! Thank you -you have some great ideas! God Bless you, Rose Blaine, Washington

    believethesign.com

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  7. Thanks for the memories
    From a long ago friend Ruby

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  8. I often say that God must love green and yellow as I do because He has made so much of it!

    Where are you from that you spell color with the "u" (colour)?

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