Color and Metaphors and What AM I Trying to Say Here?

Thursday, September 12, 2013 Posted by Debbie Legg

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Hmmm…Color is the theme this week.  Like when the chlorophyll fades from the leaves and the beautiful reds and oranges and golds that were always there but hidden underneath are finally seen.

There’s got to be a metaphor for life in there somewhere, right?

Maybe something like all of our expectations and scars and labels being stripped away, and the vibrancy of our true selves is revealed.


Or maybe the chlorophyll represents the masks we all wear to protect ourselves, hiding behind them so everyone will think we’ve got it all together when we’re really trying to cover up our sin and posturing and striving.



Maybe it’s not as much about us as individuals.  Maybe it’s about the Larger Story and not just our own lives--the forest and not the tree.  Maybe the metaphor is that a new season is here, in its time.  

In that case, the chlorophyll hasn’t been “hiding” anything.  It’s simply no longer needed so it’s allowed to fade.  Maybe this is a season of discovering our new colors, passions and interests and even dreams we didn’t know we had but are now ready to be revealed.  Maybe we feel it's long past due, or maybe we're hesitant to embrace the unknown, to let the familiar fade.

We don’t know who else we are, what else we are capable of being, what else God has for us, if we don’t allow some things to fade in their time.   (Cue the music: To everything, turn, turn, turn, there is a season, turn, turn, turn)

I don’t know what’s coming in this season, but if I know God, it’s going to be gooooood.

Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. Psalm 96:12

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