You paint the skies with brilliant colors and ask me to do the same today. There are days I refuse to break out the colors. I rather enjoy the subdued muted shades of gray and black and murky. Leave me alone under blankets and worn circles under tired eyes; I don’t need anyone or anything but the quiet.
But life wasn’t meant to be lived alone. We so desperately need one another. I need you. You need me.
The same way He brightens up the sky and your children finger paint with wild abandon, He’s asking you and I to paint with brilliant shades into the dreariness of this world’s lonely condition. To break free from your day that cries out to be all about you, and reaches out to a hurting neighbor or a desperately anxious and depressed sister in Christ.
When you refuse to live in a black and gray world…you keep the hope of CHRIST alive.
A simple word of encouragement goes a long way. I can’t wait to allow God to help me to paint another’s dark day with these beautiful cards I just got in the mail from DaySpring! Maybe you’d like to purchase some? They are a great price and they might be priceless in someone else’s dark day.
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