“The Inviting Colors of Fall”
Many people are drawn to fall colors. Fall colors are warm, vibrant, extraordinarily rich, and energetic. Do you ever wonder how appealing you are as a Christian? Do other people gravitate to you because you are a warm, vibrant, and inviting person?
Red – When we think about the color of the fall leaves, red may be your favorite. There’s just something about the trees that are full of red leaves glistening in the sun. They stick out and you notice them. Red brings up the thought of passion. No matter where we are in our Christian walk, we all could do with a little more passion for Christ. We should stick out in a good way. We should reflect all that brilliance of Christ.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
Orange – The color orange is so beautiful in the fall. We see it in not just the fall leaves, but in pumpkins as well. Orange reflects warmth and symbolizes thoughtfulness and sincerity. As Christians that’s something we should portray. We should be that warm inviting person that cares about others.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32
Yellow – Yellow conjures up joy and cheerfulness. If we are cheerful as Christians, as we should be, other people will want what we have. If we have Christ, we will have joy in our hearts and that joy should reflect out through us. It is listed in Galatians along with the other fruit of the spirit that we should be bearing.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
Purple – Some of the colors we see in fall are the shades of purple. Leaves we find in the purple family are so extraordinary. Purple is the color of royalty. As Christians, we are royalty
in Christ. Our behavior should reflect that royalty. We should be extraordinary as Christians.
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Romans 8:16-17
Brown – If we didn’t have all that brown in the midst of the bright fall colors, the colors wouldn’t be so brilliant. Brown represents stability and it anchors all those other beautiful colors of fall. In Christ, we have our anchor. Others can see if we are living for Christ and depending on Him in our lives. It comes out in our actions and behavior.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7
Our “colors” do matter. So, as you go about your daily lives, portray your colors in a manner that reflects God’s love for you and the world.
Grace & Peace,