Friday, December 9, 2011

Bringing Color

a christmas adventure in 124 syllables The thought of Jesus coming into the world makes it seem to jump alive into brilliant color. Perhaps that's why, when I think of Christmas, I anticipate vermillion, kelly green, brilliant gold.

When speaking to a friend recently, she described her brother(an agnostic)'s view of life. The only purposes to it were earthly, and the idea of anything being eternal simply didn't fit. Everything revolved around personal comfort and perhaps trying not to be a jerk, but since he didn't see anything beyond earth, what happened after he died didn't much matter to him. The more I thought about it, the emptier it seemed to me. If all we do on earth is all we ever know, life seems muted somehow. Without God none of this world would have a purpose and that just makes everything I do fade to gray as it means nothing.

Then I think upon God and His many promises to us, and that is what brings so much of this world alive. Ideas such as building a warm haven of a home, working to better the lives of the poor, spreading the gospel, raising children to love and seek the Lord - these all have an eternal purpose. Having a purpose and having a savior is what brings rich, vibrant color into life. And when I think on Christmas, I think on the Savior whose birth started Him on the road to bring salvation and the truest life of all.

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This was written in five minutes with no editing for Five Minute Fridays over at The Gypsy Mama.

5 comments:

  1. Yes it is one thing to think in color...it is entirely sad to think of the people who lack color at all.
    T

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  2. He is the reason for Christmas and the one who forever fills it with His infinite love. A brilliant post. Happy Christmas. NICS

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  3. What a great post. Life certainly does seem duller if there is nothing beyond the here and now. Everything looses its luster. That bright and shining quality, that rainbow that God gave as a promise, all of that color - not nearly as vibrant without eternal hope and peace.

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  4. I'd never given any thought of Christ actually bringing color into this world until I read your post.

    When we have Christ in our lives, we are filled with the colors of joy and contentment. However, when He is not in our lives, the dull and ugly colors of discontentment and purposelessness fill our very being.

    Great post! :)

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  5. Beautifully written! What joy and hope and a colorful life we have in Christ!!

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