Living in Black and White
I stepped out on my porch and took a deep breath. The autumn air filled my lungs and brought a new sense of life to my being. I know there are many beautiful places in the world, but I love Pennsylvania in the Fall. A cloudless sky met me full of azure blue and to the northwest lay the beautiful Appalachian foothills sprinkled with oranges, reds, and yellows. A gentle breeze floated by. God is present.
I have often thought of it before, but a morning like this makes me ask the question again. What if God had created only in black and white? Think of all we'd miss. It's the little things of life that sometimes mean the most, but we completely ignore them. Sight in and of itself is a gift from God, but the color is an added blessing.
I remember years ago the excitement in our home as my dad brought home our first color TV. After seeing things in black and white for so long, the color made everything come to life. It was then truly amazing. The color of God's creation is even more amazing, but we sometimes miss it.
We serve a great God who has blessed us in so many ways. Have you stopped lately to count your blessings? Probably most of us have food on the table, clothes to wear, and a roof over our heads. But what about the color of Autumn leaves? Fresh Autumn air to breathe? The presence of God? Don't forget the blessing of family and friends. Please don't take them for granted. They may not always be here. How about a certain measure of health? It could always be worse.
We need to enjoy all of God's blessings in color. Too many of us live in black and white. Realize that everything - -and I do mean everything you have comes from God. He alone deserves the thanks and the praise. So let's start the blessing of another day by glorifying God in color.
© 2010 William Kovacic