Colors are such a sign for the seasons. Think about it: Summer- bright colors; white, green, orange, purple. Fall– earth tones; orange, brown, red, amber. Winter– deep and dark colors; black, gray, navy blue. And ah…Spring Time– light colors; pastels of blue, green, yellow, pink, purple, and green! Colors tell us where we are and what time the season is. Hence we begin to blend in with the settings around us!
How does this affect us as Christians? We could say that red is a Christians favorite color because of Calvary. We could say that white is a Christians favorite color because of Redemption. We could say that blue is a Christians favorite color because someday we will be caught up in the sky with our Savior! All are true, but think about this…
We are called to be a peculiar people! To not blend in! To be different! This week as we begin to celebrate the Easter season, this thought crosses my mind, ”What do people see when they look at me, a Christ Follower?” Do they see traditional or contemporary? Do they see a style of music or a particular political slant? Does my family not only look different, but act differently and actually walk as Jesus walked? I want to encourage us both to take inventory of our hearts and lives. “Match our colors with Christ, not our surroundings!”
Easter is literally one week away! Find a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or relative and invite them to church over the next several opportunities (Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter)! They need to hear the story of the resurrection––the testimony of life! Even though you may think they will not come, invite them and see what God does!
Let’s get out of our comfort zones and see Jesus change lives! Have a colorful week this week!