It’s time for Gypsy Mama’s Five Minute Friday link up. Today’s word is–COLOR. Here I go, five minutes of just writing…not worrying about if it’s perfectly right.
No matter what the song says about a brown-eyed girl, I have never enjoyed being one.
Brown. It’s so boring. Drab. Ordinary.
I always wanted the cornflower-blue eyes of my childhood friend. Her eyes twinkled and sparkled like water flowing from a vibrant fall. Her bright winks woke up the sun.
My dull eyes provoked yawns. If only I’d been given eyes a color from the rainbow. If the eyes are a window to the soul, then I was living a lackluster, earth-toned, commonplace existence.
But then there’s the story of this baby born in a manger. He’s enclosed by the granite gray of a cold cave. Cradled by raw umber brown construction. Surrounded by nothing but the tumbleweed hues of humanity, hay, animal poop, and years old dust. A most earth-toned birth, yet oh so far from commonplace.
It’s just like God to make the ordinary blind us with His glory. To send drably-dressed shepherds over purple mountain’s majesty in order to behold the pearlescent treasure of His Son, wrapped in sparkling-white swaddling, foreshadowing the power of His flowing crimson-red blood that would cleanse all mankind of their coal-black sins. It’s just like God to color outside the lines and place a regal King in a commonplace stable. It’s just like God to incarnate the ordinary with heavenly promise.
Today as we continue to wait for the Has Come and Coming Again King, may you see His glory in your ordinary, earth-toned places, for they are the places God most likes to visit with a brush of beautiful color. It might seem ordinary to you now, but extraordinary awaits!
“And the one seated there looks like jasper and carnelian, and around the throne is a rainbow that looks like an emerald…To the one seated on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” Revelation 4:3, 5:13.