the vibrancy of grace.

I once was blind, but now I see.

C o l o r.
Imagine trying to explain color to a blind person.
As children, we are given a word that is associated with sight. If blind, we would not be able to see the immense depth & warmth of the red & orange of a sunset.
If blind, we wouldn’t be able to see the cool tones of the oceans blue, or the growing shades of green in the leaves of a tree.
We wouldn’t be able to see the sunny shades of yellow in the flowers that grow, or even the radiant white of snow.

Living life groping about in the dark would be a most torturous life for me. Sight really is a gift, although we don’t often see it that way.
It seems that the most common things we as humans do mindlessly – almost automatically every day (breathing, heart beating, sight) receive the least recognition and gratitude.
The same is true in our spiritual lives.

C o l o r.
Color is much like grace.

I once was blind – groping about in the darkness of unbelief.
I could not see the marvelous shades of God’s grace.
I could not see the immense love & kindness of Christ.

I was bound to my own sin.
My sin was my blindness.
I knew there was a such thing as color (grace) – & I tried to run as far as I could in the opposite direction.
But by the grace of God, He pulled me out of my blindness & showed me His beauty.
I now can glorify Him to the fullest – now that I see all I was once blind to before.

I once was blind but now I see
God has shed His blood for me.
He paid the penalty that we could not
and with it our redemption bought.
He has shown His lovely face
I’m now not blind to God’s great grace.

Happy Resurrection Day. May we never forget or take for granted that great gift God gave us on the cross two thousand years ago.


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