When picking songs the worship ministry chose RENEWAL as the theme. What a great way to continue with my “White Cycle” thought from last time. No I’m not going to talk about colors again I’m going to talk about “The Rose”.
The lyrics of this 1979 song says, “Just remember in the winter, far beneath the bitter snow, lies the seed that with the sun's love, in the spring becomes the rose.”
Now, I know nothing about farming or horticulture, it is so bad that that the only plants that Butch lets me have at work…are fake. All I have to do is dust them.
But I do understand the process of renewal, that rose needs the snow to be regenerated for next spring. It receives moister from the snow and then life from the sun.
Just like the rose we too need the Son’s love. The S O N Son’s love so we to can be renewed.
Isaiah 40:29-31 ~ He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
He allows us to be renewed, even if we don’t think we need it. Each night our earthly bodies get renewed for all the happenings of tomorrow.
As followers we are being renewed each time we open His word and fellowship with others.
Even though the White Cycle might make us think of being cold and weak. But with the warmth of the Son’s love we are warm and strong.
Monday, February 1
Joy Joy Joy…how can we be joyous when all we’ve seen for the last several weeks is white.
With all the colors of the rainbow that he Lord provides for us to see…I think we are stuck in the white cycle.
I got to thinking about how many different colors of white there are, so I looked online at Sherwin-Williams and Bengamin Moore. These business specialize in color and boy to they.
Sherwin-Williams has 204 and Bengamin Moore has 224 different shades of white.
I found it interesting about why they name the colors as they did. Here are some of my thoughts.
Sherwin-Williams Extra White – must have a little extra stuff
Nice White – could this one be politer then the others
Simple White – is it easier on the eyes
Smart White – if I ever get to paint an office I’m using this one, it could make me intelligent
Dreamy White & Restful White – will I sleep better if I paint the bedroom with these?
Timid White – this must be shyer then the other whites
Seapearl – wonder if this one is the same as Sherwin’s Oyster White
Pale Oak – would this look like a sick tree?
Ice Mist – must be colder then the rest
Cloud Cover – when there is a cloud cover it is suppose to be warmer so I like this one
Winter White & Winds Breath - OK we know these ones very well.
WHITE, WHITE, WHITE, does this make us have a hard time being joyful.
Just think about the white from Psalm 51:7
Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
NOW THAT’S THE BEST WHITE EVER.
Monday, January 25
Just want to make sure this thing is working. I've been praying about writing a weekly christian blog but don't want to bore anyone. What do you think? Shall I write or not. I think I know what the Lord has been leading me too.