Two Become One: Purple

Thursday, April 24, 2014 Posted by Lezlie Winberry

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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. 
            Take 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)
            Now look at a red sky splashed up against a clear blue sky, and you witness the purple hew of heaven: promise.
            “My 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.
            “I and My Father are one.” (John 10:29-30)

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