I often see evidence of God’s love in colour.

Is that just me? Or do you see it too?

I thought I would do a study and see how often the word is used in the Scriptures. But the Scripture writers were obviously not inspired by colour as I am.

It is mentioned thirteen times. And it didn’t matter how I spelt it – with or without the ‘u’.

Thirteen times, seven of which are in the book of Ezekiel and only two in the New Testament. So perhaps it’s a modern thing that colour inspires us to see God.

Imagine with me for a moment.  A glorious sunset in a place where there is dust in the atmosphere flooding the scene with golden light; or a pink and scarlet dawn above a blushing sea. (How many words can you think of that mean pink and red? I can count nine without thinking too much about it).

Think of walking through a wood of deciduous trees. How many greens are there? How does the light and shadow change the greens? What about the colour of the sea with the morning sun shining on it; or when it is rolling under brooding storm clouds? Then there are the colours of the seasons – bright spring, full summer, amber autumn, black and white winter (or golden brown if you live where I do in the south of Africa).

Imagine what if it would be like if blue was blue and red was red. No tones; no variety in depth. Every blue flower, every patch of clear sky would be just blue. Every rose, every dawn would be one one tone of pink. The African plains would be brown; the northern hemisphere plains mainly just green.

How would you feel about that? Would it matter then, if there was colour or if everything was, perhaps, monotone?

What would it say about our God?

Today, for some reason, I am thankful for colour – the the tones, the intensity, the hues, the variety of colour. Whether it is spelt with a ‘u’ or not, wherever I am, colour brings my world to life. It makes it fascinating. It adds mystery and wonder.

It is, in fact, a gift from our God who has an intense and lively imagination.

I am grateful to Him for colour.

It shows me how much He loves me.

Thank you, Creator God for the variety of life!

About Mandy Hackland

My love in life is to encourage others to deepen their relationship with God. I write devotional material, stories and small group studies with that in mind. I live in South Africa and also love spending time in the bush, bird watching and walking. I have moved to the coast and am enjoying the green spaces and beautiful vistas that surround me, reminding me of God's grace every day.
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