January 29, 2017

Sunday Devotional With Mr. E: RED

Red is an interesting color.  It can be a challenge in a multitude of media.  Achieving a true red can be difficult if you are creating your own glazes, but we can get red"ish" fairly easy. However, do we really want "ish"?  Finding a red construction paper that doesn't appear pink"ish" is near impossible.  Most student grade tempera & watercolor paint also have a pink"ish" quality about them.  Those that may at first seem red can fade in the sun or under florescent lighting quickly. Though there are reasons for this it does not make it any less a challenge.   Red is such an essential color in art.  It emotes anger, love, passion, and energy.  Where would an artist be if a true red could not be achieved?   

If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.  1 John 1:6-7

We can all wrestle with making right choices.  We can know the right thing to do, but still struggle to do it.  Life has so many temptations, and we can cave in to moments of weakness. That sin (LETS JUST CALL IT WHAT IT IS) affects our fellowship with God. However, a person walking with God will quickly confess their sin & repent. We've been called to walk in the Light!  In the Light we can see the true colors of a believer. In the Light we can have fellowship with one another, even if we don't always agree.  The "Light" allows us to see the thing that unifies us all, and it is by the blood of Jesus that we are all saved.   When we choose to walk in darkness & do not practice truth... tension, disunity, and strife in relationships develop. The idea of "true colors" is harder to see, because they appear different in different situations or with different people. Like red, we get people that are "ish" in their faith instead of true.    I'm not saying we don't all have moments of struggle, and we can all feel "ish" at times.  However, if we have been covered in the true red blood of Christ... that is a difference that can be seen. 


  1. Great message today. May work it in to my teen group today. Thanks!

  2. Thank you for taking the time to write out your thoughts. I enjoyed reading this one, especially because we've been focusing on color psychology in my middle school classroom. I definitely don't want to be "ish" in my relationship with Christ!