Saturday, April 26, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014
I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love towards all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers.
The color of love
What is the color of love? Every first grader knows it is red, and it is shaped like a heart. But I think it includes every shade and hue we can imagine, every joy and sorrow.
We should color-code the notes on the prayer wall of our sanctuary. People stop there to write a prayer and stick it up on the wall.
There are always fewer prayer notes than I’d like to see. I want us to coat the wall with a great wash of color, the color of love that blends every human need and emotion.
We could use red stick-up notes for the loves that make us truly glad. Blue notes could speak our deep hopes and unfulfilled yearning, white ones the joy of being alive and feeling free. Green or gold could lift our prayers for healing, and scarlet the sorrows that won’t heal.
Run all the colors together, each one overlapping and crowding out others and you have the confusing, contradictory, mixed-up mess that is human life.
You also have one great visual prayer of thanks for being joined in a community of love and faith where every hue and color, every emotion and experience finds a welcome--and the love that Christ is becomes much more than words on paper.
Help us, blessed Christ, to be a community of love where you are known and hearts find healing.
Pr. David L. Miller