Little fingers grasp crayons. One by one they slide into the box. Sitting around the little kitchen island we play one of her favorite games.
My daughter would rather pour the crayons out of the box then one at a time place them back into the box. As each crayon goes in the box I announce the color. She repeats. She recognizes there are colors in her world yet she does not know them by name.
This morning as we played this little game I was struck deep. Something so real to me.
There was a time in my life when I knew God’s love like my daughter currently knows crayons. I could sing songs about God’s great love. I could even tell you that God loved all people, including me.
While I recognized these things I did not truly know God’s love. I didn’t know the “real name” of His love and what it truly meant for me. I lived in a world where God’s love existed, however, I did not experience it; did not know it in my heart.
Much like my daughter and her colors. She lives in a world splashed with color. It’s everywhere. She lives in color, nevertheless, she can’t fully experience color. She doesn’t know its name, its meaning. It’s true purpose in her life.
It took years for me to truly come to know God’s love and I am still growing in it. Every day is an opportunity to experience, feel God’s love.
Where are you on your love journey with God? Are you living in color yet not really knowing it? Or are you still living in black and white without hope that God’s love exists? Or maybe you are fully experiencing the power of His love?
Where ever you are today on this journey pause to look around, to grow. To see the endless possibilities of His amazing love FOR YOU! It is real. It is true. Our God is a God of amazing color!
Ephesians 3:17-19 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. ESV
Psalm 52:8 But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God. I will always trust in God’s unfailing love. NLT
Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ESV
Psalm 86:15 But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. NIV