The Color of Beauty
"Then God saw everything that He had made,
and indeed it was VERY GOOD!" Gen. 1:31
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 !"