color.

 light of JesusI got up at the wee hour of 5:30 this morning and was painting by 6am. That is really early in the morning to paint, but I had so much fun painting over the weekend, that I wanted to get one more in, even if small, before we came home from the lake.

You would never know it now, but there is a dark brown and black undercoating below these bright colors, along with some ochres. That’s about as close as I get to neutrals in my paintings. As I was putting the final colors on, I thought this might start a series called, “from darkness into light.” No. 1. Which of course reminds me of Jesus. That’s what He does, only He does it better. He doesn’t coat the dark with beautiful colors. He is the color that dispels darkness. I often think of Him in glory and in white. But that’s only because we’re looking through human eyes. White is actually a combination of all color. How appropriate that He appears so often as white and bright and glorious.

Black is the absence of color. How true. When the darkness and blackness surrounds us, We lose color. We lose hope. We lose Jesus. Thankfully, Jesus never loses us. His color shines truer and brighter. He Himself is glo-rious.

So. Today. Color me happy. Color me full. Color me in Joy. Color me in His love. Color. Amazing and beautiful color. Need your color back? Worship.

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Only believe.

 light of Jesus

darkness into light

Jesus said, “For a brief time still, the light is among you. Walk by the light you have so darkness doesn’t destroy you. If you walk in darkness, you don’t know where you’re going. As you have the light, believe in the light. Then the light will be within you, and shining through your lives. You’ll be children of light.” John 12:36

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