I didn’t mind the long walk home
from school as a ten-year-old during springtime. The field was covered in them.
I picked a new bunch every day for my mom. Even though the purple wild flowers
were free for me to pick, they cost me an allergic itchy rash.
In a similar sense, just as the gift of royalty we receive as sons and daughters of
the King is free, it cost Jesus unspeakable pain and suffering. And He did it for
the same reason I did it: love for another.
the color (red) of the blood He willingly shed on the cross because of His
great love, and mix it with the color of the blue sky under which my flowers
grew, and you get purple: the color of devotion. Jesus devoted his life to
providing a way for us to “be called children of God!” (1John 3:1)
look at a red sky splashed up against a clear blue sky, and you witness the purple
hew of heaven: promise.
Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to
snatch them out of My Father’s hand.
and My Father are one.” (John 10:29-30)
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