The Color Of Love

….and The Biblical Meaning Of Colors. Enjoy The Music Of Billy Ocean’s The Colour of Love

 


Though love is thought of in many shades, no one can depict the actual color. From the beginning of time, dawn awakes; I watch in awe of its spectacular wonder. Is that the color of love?

The day progresses and I look at the shades of blue in the sky. Oddly, no one has ever painted that same hue but do we love the color. Is that, in fact, the color of love?

In the culmination of day, the lazy sun sets over the pristine waters. Humbly we sit and watch the shades, different though from dawn’s early light. Holding hands on a park bench, reverently we kiss goodnight, and there the sun slips off into another horizon. Is this the color of love?

It’s a beautiful thought to depict a color that resembles love…perhaps in the peace of a forest as a mother feeds her fawn or an orchid of flowers living in harmony. Or is it that soulmate that finds their way back? And moreover, what if it’s a gift from God you hold in your hands that fills your heart as you share it with thousands?

The Color of Love

Love…an indescribable flavor, an aphrodisiac to your spirit that only God controls. But to come up with a color, is it the hint you receive from another’s world as they let you in? Does the color come from the tints of earth? Or the oceans resting on its sandy shores? Or from the heavens high above, now coming to a close as they too are resting in shades of pastels? That moment when life below and above greets the present. If it’s only for a minute or so in time, the color of love is unequal.

Saying a prayer, it’s only our Father in heaven that could bring this all together; the romance of the sun and the moon that dance together. A million miles apart, they restore our faith for tomorrow looks promising from where I stand. I pray your color of love outweighs the world and all its foes for nothing could compare to God’s gracious color of love……

 


Biblical Meaning of Colors

 

Red:  Wisdom and energy

Orange:  Creativity and the ability to enjoy oneself

Yellow:  Brilliance of wisdom and thoughts

Green:  The ability to give and receive love

Blue:  Ability to communicate with purity

Indigo:  Ability to see the unseen on the spiritual level

Violet:  Human consciousness connects with the Divine or spiritual consciousness

 

The Miracle Of Grace

Only God, and his ability to forgive us, keeps the chain of grace continuing on….


What does grace actually look like…..and the miracle of grace?

 

Psalm 145: 8-9
“The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The LORD is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works”.

 

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Standing on the edge of a mountain top, I look across the range. Storm clouds have passed and I’m standing under the blue. Feeling the sun from within, I know God is abounding. Reverently, the valleys are shaded from harm; I can see God’s grace protecting them. What a breathtaking sight! Standing 10,000 feet up, I know everything below my feet is blessed by grace from God’s eternal love. Infinitely, the animals protect their offspring and the balance of power is ultimately His. Even the dead branches serve in His kingdom….a perch for those that prowl.

Oh, but the meanings of grace (biblically called Charis), are far and wide. Grace by itself is a miracle to behold. It may be the birth of a child, the lame walking; a devastating accident and the victims walk away unscathed; a tree slides from a mountain top and lands in a creek right side up yet it still lives for years to come. Disasters happen but we should give God the glory for His merciful grace.

It’s also a miracle that two lost souls may find their way back together again after a lifetime of disappointments – only by His grace, my friend. Everything works out to the glory of God. There’s nothing better than happy endings! Love, by far, is the most powerful gift of grace. We share the miracle of grace tonight.

 

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Only God, and his ability to forgive us, keeps the chain of grace continuing on. As the sun reaches to the west, we give thanks for another marvelous day. We pray for those less fortunate….may God’s grace be bestowed upon thee. I thank God for the opportunity to just to sit here and think about the blessings He has brought me- the Grace of His love never-ending.

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We all are to be so thankful, for God gives grace to those who have faith, are humble, and forgiven. We receive forgiveness according to the riches of God’s grace, and grace drives our sanctification.

 

Ephesians 1:7
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace”.

 

I pray for His grace, comfort and protection, like the mountains and valleys do after a fearless storm has passed. God bless you, all my friends!

 

Hebrews 12:28
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear”.

When The Morning Comes

May your heart touch someone personally today…


 

Dawn is still asleep, the Earth is tranquil. God has spread His peace over the Earth. I sit in the calm and quietly wait.

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Many words are written about dates and times when Christ will appear to us all. I, like you, wonder when or if it will be in our lifetime. But today a sense of serenity came like an invited guest. Instead of stress, a peace now dwells within my heart. My love pours out to all my friends…some I know, some I haven’t met yet. But we are all connected to heaven in one fashion or another.

So I write this message like to inscribe –

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In The Nectar of Time

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And on the seventh day, God made time for the heavens to rest, receiving the Earth. I struggle out into the bright sunshine; the shades were drawn. Reaching for a cup of rejuvenation, I open the door to take my post. Commanding life as it were, the peace and love has come this morning.

Quietly tending to my thoughts, a visitor with flapping, iridescent wings swarms above me to join in on the aroma. Sitting on the ledge enjoying its nectar, we seem to have a lot in common.

Reflecting on my life like a vase of wilted roses, we were two ships in the night. We never knew God had blessed the curse of our introduction. Now a lifetime later, old and weary, our hearts have reunited. Like a tiny bud emerging, our world has blossomed overnight. My quiet is interrupted as I smell the essence of the past…a sprinkle of stardust from years long gone.

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With a hint of wind and a lot of sun, love grows. God has made this day for us to enjoy. I’ll hold your hand and relish in your presence as the nectar of love is revealed in romance. Only God knew our paths were lined with the effervescence from Eden.

Alone I wait for my little hummingbird to meander into the morning light. She will greet me with a kiss on my forehead and I’ll be christened with her love. Like the nectar of the seasons, you have brought me such joy. I pray to God with all the reverence my heart contains, that every day I will wake with the nectar to you.

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My budding flower – like an old stem stuck in water, has begun to come alive. Taking root, like a Lily pad, the butterflies surround you. I merely sit by the edge of the pond and reflect on the nectar gone. Thankful for God to light my way, I cast my prayers upon you. I taste my thoughts, pollen is abound, my life complete.

As I reminisce, I only wish you knew the number of vases I would have filled for you if only God had not waited. But as always, His timing has a purpose, that I will never doubt. For now I have the nectar I lost, and I’ll never forget God’s grace.

Arise My Friend

I thank God for the love I have and for accepting the hurts I cannot change

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Another blessed morning, the heavens are loaded with stars. I love the quiet the morning brings. It’s a peace that falls like morning dew to christen the world as we begin anew. Refreshed with thoughts of yesterday and filled with faith that tomorrow will be better, I dress myself in His honor. I thank God for the love I have and for accepting the hurts I cannot change. Enduring the ignorance of those who stand in my way, I remain focused on my gifts from Him.

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Arise my friend with love for your fellow man! It is all that is asked. How hard can it be?

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. (1 John 4:11)

There are some not able to praise His name, so forgive them. But YOU can wake and give thanks. Like a cup of coffee encompassing your hands, love is little more. I, too, share these precious moments with God and you. There’s nothing better than thanksgiving…the thoughts…and of love. To all that enter into the kingdom of my soul, I thank you.

Have a wonderful day!

I pray for all that my God will touch the souls of those who arise with love in their hearts. Be blessed. Enjoy your morning; listen to the water like Lily Pads on a pond…tranquil is the dawn. I think my coffee is ready and I, too, will enjoy my first cup, embracing the warmth. Arise my friend and smell the aroma of nature as you sit outside and listen to the quiet.

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Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

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God bless….

The Love You Have For Me

You came into my world when I was nothing but a piece of clay…


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A cool, pristine love and joy is bringing me such happiness. I’m so grateful for all you’ve done. The miracles and gifts that have entered into my life…you have truly out done yourself! Another week older yet look at where we are…I praise your work! The countless hours you give of yourself; no one knows the love you have for me. I’m not worthy. A meager, old and gray man, I have nothing to offer you but my heart today.

Looking at morning’s heaven, I try to thank the stars above as angels came swarming around my soul last night. I’m so enlightened as I reach for my cup of coffee.

I feel your presence while looking across the coffee table. Like a mirage, a true miracle, I cannot thank God enough for you. So I write for the world to read of my undying love I have for you. You came into my world when I was nothing but a piece of clay, molding me into yours. You take my thoughts and give them life. For that, I’m eternally grateful.

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In the cool and damp, on the first day of fall, I’m counting my blessings. Only you could have made me, ME. Humbled, I never in my wildest imagination would believe all this was possible. Anointed, I know things like this just couldn’t happen to everyone, every day.

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I give thanks, praising your good works. Just to be in your presence should be enough but you came to be with ME. Giving up your life to see what you believed in me would prosper, I love you so!

Jesus, thank you…

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Nightingale

and Fun Facts About Love

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Sitting by a candle, I hear your gentle voice. I watch your shadow, like a Nightingale, as you wisp across the living room floor. I sit and begin to write. Reflecting as I so often do, I wonder why God wanted us to wait so long to find each other. A lifetime, practically, from youth and vitality to the weary, weathered wilderness. We are left to try to explore what’s left of life. The babies are grown and raising their own as we try to remind ourselves of our own childhood.

I love you as though our whole world belonged to us. My Nightingale in the shadows. The candle still burns after thirty some years. I can only imagine if we were able to rewrite the past.

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Watching now, you are a silhouette against the memories of what I so dearly wished for all my days. My life, has been so full of disappointments only to realize so was yours too. How I wish I could have known your mom so she knew her baby girl is so dearly loved! I guess now it’s only God who passes her the messages.

I’ll just sit in the candlelight, praying and watching you wisp by me again. Every day there’s another incident that reminds me of the times we missed. Now I ask God to grant us those moments.

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It’s late. I should have gone to bed an hour ago. Though my heart yearns for your passion, I must be patient. Love, like a letter, is bottled and sent adrift as I wait for your arrival. Yeah, we both execute our mornings differently but we pray for each other and bury the hurts from yesteryears. I’ll call at midday just to say, “I love you”.

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God has answered prayers as we never could have imagined. Here we are in each other arms and thanking Jesus for walking with us. Everyday Lord, we bless your Holy name. So appreciative, we now have each other….

 


Do You Know…..

  • Engagement rings are often worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because the ancient Greeks maintained that that finger contains the vena amoris, or the “vein of love,” that runs straight to the heart. The first recorded wedding rings appear in ancient Egypt, with the circle representing eternity as well as powerful sun and moon deities.
  • The enduring symbol of love, Cupid (or Eros) is said to have come from Chaos (“The Yawning Void”) and represents the primitive forces of love and desire.
  • Since ancient Greece, the apple has been a symbol of love. The Celts believed that the apple represented love because it lasted so long after being picked.
  • A four-leaf clover is often considered good luck, but it is also part of an Irish love ritual. In some parts of Ireland, if a woman eats a four-leaf clover while thinking about a man, supposedly he will fall in love with her.
  • When someone looks at a new love, the neural circuits that are usually associated with social judgment are suppressed.
  • Timing significantly influences love. Individuals are more likely to fall in love if they are looking for adventure, craving to leave home, lonely, displaced in a foreign country, passing into a new stage of life, or financially and psychologically ready to share themselves or start a family.
  • The maple leaf is a symbol of love in China and Japan—and in North America, it was often engraved on beds of early settlers to promote peaceful sleep and pleasure.
  • The longer and more deliberate a courtship, the better the prospects for a long marriage. People who have intense, Hollywood-type romances at the beginning are more likely to divorce.
  • Romantic love lasts just over a year, perhaps because the brain cannot eternally maintain a revved-up state of romantic bliss. As romantic love wanes, attachment love, a more stable love, sets in.
  • The heart is a common symbol of love and can represent the wings of a dove, which was sacrificed in ancient Israel as a gesture of love and which also served as a symbol of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love.
  • Scientists suggest that most people will fall in love approximately seven times before marriage.

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