We have a special role in His plan. He calls us to life by His message of truth so that we will show the rest of His creatures His goodness and love.
James 1:18 (Voice – Biblegateway)
Awhile back, I went to see a movie. As we all know, prior to any movie showing there are quite a few previews for upcoming movies. I wasn’t paying that close attention to the previews until one of them showed a teenage boy living in a monochromatic world. Every day the life he saw was painted in shades of grey. Until one day he stumbled upon the truth…
The more the boy embraced the truth – the more splashes of color began to seep across the monochromatic landscape of his life. As the truth transformed him it also began to transform the lives of the people around him.
I don’t know about you, but a majority of my life was lived in a monochromatic existence. I basically spent my days walking through boring grey landscapes. In fact, most of the time I walked through life in a numb daze.
I tried to do the things society expected an adult woman to do. Yet, I always seemed to fall short of those expectations. Many days, it seemed that there wasn’t even a crumb of joy to be found. I lived from one grey day to the next grey day. Years of my life ran together in a monochromatic blur.
Then one day, a Christian woman walked into my life. She was a refreshing splash of color in my otherwise boring life. This woman re-introduced me to Jesus. As I walked through those early days, of coming back into relationship with Him, I was surprised to see splashes of color cropping up all around me. It was as if He had removed a blindfold from my eyes – I was no longer color blind.
Every day, I began to look forward to more and more of the world around me being filled with the colors of His truth and love. I was finally able to find more than a crumb of joy in each day. Yet, as the world around me continue to blossom with color – I, myself, remained monochromatic.
It wasn’t until I came to the Glennon House for inner healing that I began to see splashes of color bleeding into my own person. When you’ve spent most of your life not liking yourself, it can be hard to believe that God really wants to color you with His truth and love.
Through inner healing, I was able to begin the process of seeing myself (and my life) through the Lord’s eyes. The more healing I received the more color spread throughout every area of my life. It has truly been a blessing to leave my monochromatic life behind me as I continue walking in relationship with God.
Fr. Al Durrance once spoke about how when Mother Teresa walked into the room, the room changed because of God’s presence within her. My hope and prayer is that when I’m around people living monochromatic lives, they will see the splashes of color from God’s truth and love in me.
If God can colorize my monochromatic life…He can colorize anyone’s!