God’s creation; such an indescribable wonder. Here at Kenya’s eastern coastline, I enjoy the varied hues of blue found in the Indian Ocean and expansive skies above it. Even in His color schemes, God is artistically amazing.
Debbi pointed out recently that we eat food of many different colors, but not blue. (Maybe blueberries are the exception). Even serving a meal on a blue plate is unconsciously repulsive enough to reduce one’s appetite. It is as if God were saying, “The beauty of blue – the color of 70% of the earth’s surface and 100% of its ceiling (clouds notwithstanding) – is out of bounds for you to consume.” Interesting.
Then there are the greens. Grass green. Palm-tree green. Variegated green. Lush bushes of green. Pine green. Forest green and spinach green. I can see most of this array just by looking out over our lawn and “green”house.
In Kenya, bougenvellia accents most hedges and climbs up many trees such that the vibrant red, pink, purple or orange flowers are breath-taking in scope and presentation. Or our sweet peppers going to the market: deeply yellow, red and green. Even if they were not delicious, I would be tempted to buy them just to enjoy their beauty!
A drive through northeastern Kenya is, in contrast, blatantly drab and void of bright colors. Yet even the desert browns are beautiful. In fact, ‘earth tones’ are my favorites for most purposes.
It is striking that our Creator fashioned us in His own image. The creative power within each one of us flows from the Master Creator of the universe. When we sing, draw, write, speak, dance, paint, work or worship, that Holy Spirit-delivered power crescendos in our unique creative expression of the Divine. How astounding!
I’m wishing you a creatively color-filled, divinely inspiring day.