It is only during the fall season where we see the true colors of the leaves of the trees which dot our landscapes and I must say it is one spectacular sight I look forward to every October.
What season do we showcase our true colors?
Under what circumstances do we exhibit our best character traits?
Under what pressures do we exhibit our worst?
Say what you want about Jesus, but what amazes me about Him the most is the fact His true colors were showcased day in and day out for 33 years without ever being “caught” doing or being anything else.
Under incredible pressure to perform sign after sign, miracle after miracle, healing after healing, all we see from Jesus is the color of compassion and care.
Under incredible and relentless scrutiny by the Pharisees, Jesus remains committed to sharing the truth with no regard for the fact such honesty will ultimately get him killed.
Under the unbelievable stress of interrogation, torture and excruciating pain imposed upon his whole body leading up to His crucifixion, Jesus never cracks, never covers up the true colors of his love, grace and mercy.
What colors are we showing these days?
May they be true…
In a world dominated by the dull drab colors of an overcast foggy day, may the brilliant true colors of our Christian character shine bright the everlasting colors of love, grace, mercy, forgiveness and compassion.
Laugh often and fear not!
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…”